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Cranberry growing: Then and Now Program at Local history room, Sparta


Monroe County is “Cranberry Country,” boasting the largest concentration of cranberry marshes in the state. The Village of Warrens, located in northeast Monroe County, is even the official “Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin.” The red, bouncy cranberry is native to Monroe County, which has the acidic soil, course sand, and ample water necessary for the berry to thrive. Native Americans harvested wild cranberries for centuries—not just for food, but also for dyes and medicinal use. E...

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