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Latest Additions

James Duane Doty Journal of 1820 Part I.

Welcome to Discovering the Northwoods from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. We will take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary source documentation. To…

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Manitowoc Club

Welcome back to the Manitowish Waters Historical Society’s podcast, Discovering the Northwoods. During each episode, we take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary…

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Margaret Henning Interview

Welcome back to the Manitowish Waters Historical Society’s podcast, Discovering the Northwoods. During each episode, we take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary…

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Frances C. Badger

Welcome back to the Manitowish Waters Historical Society’s podcast, Discovering the Northwoods. During each episode, we take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary…

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Journals of A. B. Gray, 1846

Introduction by Jim Bokern Geologist A. B. Gray traveled from Lake Superior into what will become Manitowish Waters in 1846. His map and journal chronicle Chief White Thunder and Cross…

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The Great Northwoods

Welcome to Discovering the Northwoods from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. We will take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary source documentation. To…

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The Hotel World: Koerner’s Spider Lake Resort

Welcome to Discovering the Northwoods from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. We will take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary source documentation. To…

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Robert Loveless Journal Part III.

Welcome to Discovering the Northwoods from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. We will take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary source documentation. To…

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Robert Loveless Journal Part II.

Welcome to Discovering the Northwoods from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. We will take you on a journey through our local history with the help of primary source documentation. To…

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