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Indianapolis Outing Club in Oneida County

Indianapolis Outing Club


The Indianapolis Outing Club was formed at a time when tourism began to replace farming and logging as the leading industry of Wisconsin's northwoods. Farmers, frustrated with poor soil and a short growing season, began building small tourist cabins on their farms. As resorts sprang up, wealthy tourists followed, bringing with them the capital that revitalized the northern economy. Hunting, fishing, and relaxing in Wisconsin's northwoods were the order of the day for the Indianapolis Outing Club. Preferring the exclusivity of a private club to more public resort life, the Indiana Outing Club was an alternative form of recreational development that provided members with an idyllic site for recreational activities.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Travel and Tourism
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: Indianapolis Outing Club. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1460; Visited on: 4/21/2014
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