When the stock market crashed in late 1929, ushering in the Great Depression, the prosperity of the 1920’s screeched to a halt. As factories and mills closed their doors, millions of Americans found themselves unemployed.
In today’s History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging tells the story of one man who left Chicago during the Depression to make his mark in the Northwoods.
The resort industry in Northern Wisconsin goes back over 100 years to when tourists were first lured to the lake country on the heels of the lumberjacks. Small family owned resorts with cottages lining lake shores catered to fisherman in the early days.
In the midst of Mom and Pop operations one man had a vision to build a Northwoods resort like no other. In today’s History Afield Bob Willging tells the story of the rise and fall of the Northernaire, the Waldorf of the Wilderness.
We’re heading into November, and that means deer hunting will soon be in full swing.
It’s a cultural phenomenon in the state, with deeply rooted traditions that go back 100 years or more. While there has been much change in Wisconsin deer hunting over time, controversy and disagreement have never been far away.
In the first of a series we’re calling History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging has the story of one of the oddest deer hunting political battles of the last century.