In 1923, a fire in Elcho resulted in a dramatic shift for the way the Langlade County town looked.
Gary Entz has the story for this week's A Northwoods Moment in History.
Most Northwoods communities have undergone numerous changes during their existence. The original wooden buildings of the late nineteenth century gave way to modern brick and mortar buildings as the twentieth century progressed. It happens everywhere, but in some cases the change is more dramatic than most, and none was more visually dramatic than the change that overtook the town of Elcho in the 1920s.