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Prehistory & Archaeology

Manitowish Waters Overview, Best Practices,Q & A, Laws

Early History

Fur Trade, Logging, Ojibwa, Missionaries, Railroads, Rest Lake Dam, Federal Agents, Civilian Conservation Corps-660th Company SF-79, Criminal & Nefarious Activities

Government

Infrastructure, Federal, State, County, Local/Town

Recreation

Hunting, Fishing, Biking, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Hiking, Water Sports, Community Center & Parks

Community

Municipal, Chamber of Commerce, Schools, Rest Lake Dam, Fish Hatchery, Civic Organizations, Cultural Activities

Commerce

Resorts & Accommodations, Manufacturing, Retail, Restaurants & Taverns, Agriculture

Latest Additions

Lottie Rintelman Journal on Manitowish Waters

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 learn more…

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In Island Lake and Other Populous Bodies of Wisconsin Waters

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 learn more…

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The Queen of the Manitowish: The Fishing Grounds of Island Lake

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 learn more…

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In Stone, Mud, and Clear Lakes

Transcript 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 learn…

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The Center of the Manitowish Chain: Spider Lake Beds and Bars

Transcript 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 learn…

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In Dam, Sturgeon, and Benson Lakes

Transcript 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 learn…

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The Fishing Grounds of Rest Lake

Transcript 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 learn…

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Woodcraft

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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Birching in the Big Woods Part IV.

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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