Land O' Lakes

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Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, is surrounded by more freshwater than any small town in America. Originally named State Line because it straddled the border of Wisconsin and upper Michigan, Land O' Lakes quickly became a premier vacation destination because of its wilderness beauty. Resorts built from local timber, like the famous Gateway, attracted celebrities including Dwight Eisenhower and Lawrence Welk. In 1946, Stevens Point–based North Central Airlines inaugurated seasonal flights to Land O' Lakes, complementing railroad service by the Chicago and North Western Railway. The word had spread: for the best north woods entertainment, recreation, and beauty, head to Land O' Lakes, "at the top of Wisconsin." This book features the best images available from the Land O' Lakes Historical Society to depict the region's early pioneers, resorts, and businesses.
ISBN: 9780738583167
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 208
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jon Helminiak has been a part-time resident of Land O' Lakes for 30 years. As an adventurer who has independently explored over 60 countries, he still considers the Land O' Lakes region to be among the nation's finest natural treasures, and he has canoed and kayaked most of the area's waterways.
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