Clark County, Wisconsin
Pleasant Ridge Cheese Factory
Mead Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin
This cheese factory which was
located in Section 12 of Mead Township. We believe these were
taken shortly after the factory was built in the early 1950’s and owned
by Edwin (Ed) and Mae (Schultz) Franz. They originally had the
cheese factory that was on the NW corner of Section 12 along with a tavern. In the
1950’s Ed decided to build a new factory and built west of the NW corner
of Section 12 about ½ mile. The picture of the interior shows the
wooden cheese press and vats that were originally in the factory. Later
on Ed upgraded the vats and press to Stainless Steel. They also had a
store that is attached to the north side of the factory where they sold
groceries, cheese and beer to their patrons and the area residents.
Nancy (Franz) Jeffers & Al Wessel.
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