From sport to relaxation in Northern Wisconsin resorts, 1926

Romance and adventure mark early history of resorts

Tourism in northern Wisconsin began in the late 19th century and expanded in the early twentieth, as transportation routes improved and resorts sprang up to meet the needs of travelers. Most early travelers came to hunt and fish, though this slowly began to shift as people began coming more for rest and relaxation than for sport. This article looks at the growth and development of the tourist industry in Vilas County over a 50 year period, ending in 1926.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Travel and Tourism
Creator: Merrill Herald
Pub Data: Merrill Herald. 22 May 1926.
Citation: "Romance and adventure mark early history of resorts." Merrill Herald. (22 May 1926); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/23/2018