A Tourist Brochure for Marinette Co., ca. 1923

Come to the Land of Queen Marinette

The Marinette Chamber of Commerce issued this folding brochure in the mid-1920s. It celebrates the historical and recreational attractions of northeastern Wisconsin, and encourages automobile tourists to stop for a few days or an entire summer on the west shore of Green Bay. It makes extensive use of the area's American Indian heritage in its appeal, notably the life of the metis (mixed-race) woman fur trader for whom the city and county are named. The original pages measure approximately 8x8.5 inches, and the brochure  could be easily folded in half for insertion into a standard-sized envelope. Though undated, its text refers to the 1922 tourist season as having recently passed.

Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Travel and Tourism
Automobile Culture
Indians in the 20th Century
Creator: Chamber of Commerce, Marinette, Wis.
Pub Data: Marinette, Wis., Johnson Printing Co., ca. 1923
Citation: Come to the Land of Queen Marinette (Marinette, Wis.: Chamber of Commerce, ca. 1923) Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1707; Visited on: 7/1/2022