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State Standards: Identify and examine various sources of information that are used for constructing an understanding of the past, such as artifacts, documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, paintings, architecture, oral presentations, graphs, and charts D.4.6 Identify the economic roles of various institutions, including households, businesses, and government A.4.8 Identify major changes in the local community that have been caused by human beings, such as a construction project, a new highway, a building torn down, or a fire; discuss reasons for these changes; and explain their probable effects on the community and the environment
Where do you get these supplies today? Food? Clothes? Tools?
Merchants like August Kickbusch, brought wagons filled with supplies to sell
As the population grew rapidly, so did retail shops. Businesses listed in the 1905 Wausau City Directory 100 dressmakers28 grocers 12 music teachers19 confectioners 10 cigar makers7 milliners 4 druggists18 hotels 10 meat markets8 tailors 10 barbers Do these businesses still exist today? What has happened to them?
Since the majority of the population was from Germany and spoke German, many stores made German advertisements What languages are advertisements in today?
A. They go home and find new jobs. B. The lumber and saw mills close. C. New industry is created in its place. D. All of the above
Excelsior Companies made packing materials Box factories made wooden shipping boxes Werheim Manufacturing Company made wood trim, window molding, and doors. Paper Mills began
These prominent business leaders met in 1901 to discuss how to revitalize the local economy. They helped create paper mills, the electric trolley line in Wausau, and created Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Company.
Greenheck 1947 brothers Bernie and Bob Greenheck opened a metal shop in Schofield Mid 1990s sales topped $100 million due to excellent products Wausau Tile Ed Creske began working in his Mosinee garage in 1953 making flooring and pebble covered waste containers Supplies companies like McDonalds Eastbay In 1980 Art Juedes and Rick Gering began educating athletes about running shoes 1995 sales exceeded $100 million; it is now owned by Footlocker
What happened when all the trees were cut down? What can you make out of wood besides lumber? If these companies had not opened would Wausau still be around today? Name a business today that started in Marathon County. Why are these large companies important to Wausau? What would you like to be when you grow up? How is that job important to the community?