Green Grove Township Businesses

Clark County, Wisconsin



The South Green Grove Co-op


Glen Bloom, of Loyal and formerly a resident of Beaver Township, said his high school bus route (1938-1942) took him past this cheese factory.  It was along what is today called Popple River Road and was then called Town Line Road (because it was the boundary between Green Grove and Beaver townships).  It was on the south side of the road, so was actually in the Town of Beaver, and about 1/2 mile east of County Trunk P.


Cheese Factories & Dairies:


Mandel Cheese Factory

Oakland Cheese Factory was a mile south of Curtis Corners and a little west.  It was operated by Gordon Munsen, and then sold to Laabs Cheese Co. in 1960.

South Green Grove Co-op (pictured above), Memories


Dairy Farms--40 and 80-acre plots were common in the early 1900's with progressively larger size operations appearing through the decades.


Milking cows, 1963




Haaya & Mattson  The Elorantas in the photo are customers in the store which was actually located in Owen, WI and they farmed in Sec. 17 of Green Grove Township. 


Awe Sawmill--Henry Awe's land, long what is now Cloverdale Road, was once the home of a bustling sawmill.  Henry's grandfather owned and operated it in the earliest days of the township.  He sold the first one, but around 1904 or 1905 acquired another one.  The second sawmill was a large operation with the big mill, a planer, a shingle mill, and a lath mill.  At it's peak it employed 10 or 12 men.  It last sawed in 1961.  The building burned in 1984.


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