Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:11

Ancient Hemlock Log Stands as Historical Reminder at Antigo Kretz's Lumber

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ANTIGO - When the Kretz family started the Kretz Lumber Company here in Antigo in 1929, they built part of the original saw mill with hemlock that grew near the property.  Now, a piece of hemlock far older than that serves as a reminder of the company's rich history.

On the south side of the property outside the so-called Cabin stands an eight-foot-tall hemlock log.  A ginseng farmer in Bryant dug it up while plowing a field and thought it looked old.

Read the entire story from WJFW here

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