Abandoned general store in 1939
|Location||State Trunk Hwy. 32, vicinity of Carter, Wisconsin|
|Area||43.5 acres (17.6 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||09001315|
|Added to NRHP||May 4, 2010|
According to the National Park Service:
In 1899, brothers Wilbur and Henry T. Miner from Vernon County, WI, purchased a 4,000 acre tract in Forest County, Wisconsin, where they constructed a sawmill and related settlement known as Minertown. The settlement included a boarding house and company store for those employed by the Miner Lumber Company, as well as a planing mill, roundhouse, depot, store, a blacksmith shop, a cook shanty, several small four-room houses, and a barn. In 1931, the mill was destroyed by fire and the remaining community was subsequently abandoned. Today, the Minertown-Oneva site is significant for its potential to provide information relevant to late nineteenth century settlement of Forest County, as well as the history of Wisconsin’s hardwood logging era.
The site was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 2010. The listing was announced as the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of May 28, 2010.
- "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places for May 28, 2010". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. May 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
- C. Stephan Demeter; Nancy Ford Demeter & Kathryn C. Egan-Bruhy (February 5, 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Minertown / Oneva, FS Site No: 09-06-05-031; State Site No: 47FR0112; FS Special Management Area (SMA) 8F" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-06-03. (46 pages, with 5 figures and 7 photos)
- "Weekly Highlight 05/28/2010 Minertown-Oneva, Forest County, Wisconsin".
- "Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
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