Wausau's Ginseng King

During his youth in the early 1880s, John H. Koehler remembered being enamored with the ginseng plants he encountered in the shaded forest near his family farm in Hamburg Township. Although it would take a few years before he returned to the crop, Koehler would become a major figure in the development of the industry.

Fair Booth and Historic Picture Judging

The results of and information about the historic picture judging at our booth this year at the Wisconsin Valley Fair.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wery

During his time volunteering with our image digitization program, Ray Wery scanned and preserved hundreds of historic images of Marathon County. This panoramic photo of a 1912 baseball game was one of his favorites.