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2980 COUNTY HIGHWAY MM

Architecture and History Inventory
2980 COUNTY HIGHWAY MM | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Werth Capitol Fur Farm
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Reference Number:239896
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):2980 COUNTY HIGHWAY MM
County:Dane
City:Fitchburg
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1927
Additions:
Survey Date:2019
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
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Wall Material:Brick
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:
Bibliographic References:“Capitol Fox Farm Now has 263 Foxes; Get Best of Care,” The Capital Times, 31 December 1929, 60; A 1964 photo in the local paper includes the building at the rear, along with the mink shelters, photo and caption, The Capital Times, 1 February 1964, 11, top right; Ron Seely, “Their Bread and Butter Come from Mink,” Wisconsin State Journal, 24 January 1980, 1, this article indicates that Wisconsin produced 31% of the mink in the United States; “Fur Farmer Anton Werth Makes Hall of Fame,” The Capital Times, 5 November 1987, 2; Jennifer A. Galloway, “State Mink Ranchers Face Shrunken Market,” Wisconsin State Journal, 5 January 1995, 35 CHECK; “Fitchburg Mink Farmer Werth Dies,” Wisconsin State Journal, 19 December 1999, 12/1; .“John Werth,” Obituary, Wisconsin State Journal, 16 September 2018, C10.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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