The Mosser Lee Company

Photographed September 1, 2015
Unveiled October 2004 by Black River Arts Alliance
Painted by artist Susan Sampson
Millston (Black River Falls), Jackson County, Wisconsin

Founded in 1932 by William Epstein & [sic] his two sons Max & Lewis, the company began wholesailing [sic] long-fibered sphagnum moss. The perennial moss grows in wet marshlands. It is harvested by hand, air-dried [sic] and then packaged into bales. The Epstein family pioneered many horticultural products sphagnum's high-water [sic] retention & [sic] sterility. Today, Mosser Lee Products can be found in most lawn & garden centers.

So many errors in spelling and punctuation!!

The mural is located at the Mosser Lee Company on northbound County Highway O, just north of its intersection with Railroad Street, at W6585 County Road O, Millston (Black River Falls), Wisconsin 54615.

Jackson County Chronicle (October 21, 2004): Black River Arts Alliance unveils four new historic murals

Take a stroll through history! The History murals displayed throughout downtown Black River Falls and Jackson County celebrate the history, culture, heritage and ethnicity of Jackson County. Contact the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce for detailed information at 800-404-4008.
Black River Country Wisconsin: Art in the Outdoors

Click here for a list of all murals photographed to date and to learn more about the mural project.

See also, Marker 204: Sphagnum Moss: Wisconsin's Invisible Industry, a related marker at a nearby location.

The mural business is next to a gas station.

 The mural is located in Millston, Wisconsin.

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