Langlade County

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The "Great North Woods" counties of Wisconsin, home to various native tribes, have transformed through several fascinating stages of development. The US government built a military road from Fort Howard (Green Bay) to Michigan's Upper Peninsula soon after the Civil War, causing increased development in what would later become Langlade County and the heavily forested lands that stretched northeastward. The Wolf River proved essential in creating the local logging trade, which in turn drove the expansion of railroad lines. By 1900, logging was slowing down, but the public's growing awareness of Langlade's abundant hunting and fishing resources gave rise to northern Wisconsin's tourism industry. Even Indian tribes gradually participated in the tourist trade. A.J. Kingsbury photographed these transitions. This book reaches beyond Langlade County to portray early-20th-century Ojibwe and Menominee tribes along with loggers, railroads, and tourist attractions.
ISBN: 9780738588636
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joseph Hermolin, a Langlade County resident, has written many articles and newsletters about Antigo history. He is president of the Langlade County Historical Society and is the Northwoods regional representative to the Wisconsin Council for Local History. Richard Klatte Prestor has spent 30 years collecting and studying vintage photographs. His Arcadia book Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been selling steadily since 1999.
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