An 1897 bicycling guide to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Tour and Hand Book


This 135-page pamphlet published in 1897 was designed to be carried by bicyclists as they explored the state. It describes routes and prints road maps, displays advertisements, and lists locations of hotels, repair shops, and bicycle clubs. It also discusses bicycles as baggage on trains, the rights and privileges of cyclists, bicycle insurance, promotion of touring, and related issues.


Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Travel and Tourism
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Automobile Culture
The Rise of Professional Sports
Creator: Ryan, Sam J. (Samuel J.), 1824-1907
Pub Data: Appleton, Wis.: Wisconsin Division, League of American Wheelmen, 1897. Scanned from original located in Wisconsin Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection, call no. 57-2129
Citation: Ryan, Sam J. Wisconsin Tour and Hand Book (Appleton, Wis.: Wisconsin Division, League of American Wheelmen, 1897); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1798; Visited on: 1/22/2018