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History of the Rest Lake Dam

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Imagine the Manitowish Waters chain of lakes 16.5 feet higher than today’s summer water levels! That was the original plan created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1878.

Join us at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29st at the MAC and discover how the river drive logging era and the Rest Lake Dam became the anchor for Manitowish Waters. Learn about pre-dam conditions along the chain and how logging drives modified the lakes, streams and shorelines. Today, the Rest Lake Dam has a unique operating order, which started in 1914 through a grassroots effort to protect riparian property. Over time, the Rest Lake Dam has taken many forms, and its operations have been legally challenged four times.

Local historian Jim Bokern will share new photos, historic maps, documents, research and stories that are guaranteed to deliver new and exciting historic insights and, perhaps, a better understanding of how the Dam operates today.

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://www.mac-mw.com/events.html

Venue

Manitowish Waters Athletic Club
13870 Woodland Ln, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
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Organizer

Manitowish Waters Athletic Club
Phone
715-543-2808
Email
mac@mac-mw.com
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