Penokee Iron Range Trail: Pence

Photographed June 19, 2015
Pence, Iron County, Wisconsin

In contrast to neighboring Montreal, a mining company town with carefully planned architecture, Pence grew up as an ethnic mining "location" around the Plummer, Pence, Snider and Daylite mines.

Italian and Coriscan immigrants settled here in the late 1880's to work in the iron mines or the forest. They built their homes and outbuildings using logs and other materials at hand.

Over 20 unique log buildings, representing different styles of log construction "handiwork" are scattered throughout the town. Most are visible from side streets giving Pence one of the greatest concentrations of log buildings in Wisconsin for a community of its size.
The marker is located in front of the Pence Community Center on northbound Trezona Street / Wisconsin Highway 77, at 6745 Trezona Street, Montreal, Wisconsin 54550.

This marker is included in the Iron County Heritage Area series of markers. Click here for more information and to view all markers in the series.

 The marker is at the Pence Community Center.

Cool log building (above and below) directly across the street . . .

 Lovely nearby lupines . . .

The marker is located in Pence, Wisconsin.

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