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Volume Listing > Volume 89 > Up north on vacation: tourism and resorts in Wisconsin's north woods, 1900-1945

Shapiro, Aaron "Up north on vacation: tourism and resorts in Wisconsin's north woods, 1900-1945"


Up North On Vacation: Tourism and Resorts in Wisconsin's North Woods, 1900-1945: This article chronicles the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin. It explains how, from the turn of the century until WWI, access to the north woods had been limited and costly and how, between the two World Wars, automobiles enabled more working and middle class people to travel to the north. It also discusses changes in land use, new vacation policies, and increased promotion of the area that helped create tourism opportunities. The article examines pioneers in area tourism such as Ross' Teal Lake Lodge in the Hayward Lakes region and Herbert Warner's Forest Home Resort near Minocqua (Oneida County). The article includes numerous photographs and images of promotional materials. (10 pages)

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Citation: Shapiro, Aaron "Up north on vacation: tourism and resorts in Wisconsin's north woods, 1900-1945" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 89 /Issue: 4 (2005-2006)

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