This 1901 article for Forest and Stream Journal has a remarkable and longer journal that is filled with key details of the earliest days of Manitowish Waters.  The names of the earliest residents and their personalities, the earliest picture of Rest Lake Dam, buckboard rides from the Manitowish train station, big fish and a deadly encounter with a mountain lion are among the details you will discover!

Two other short fishing references are included after the journal article.  They are marked in yellow and suggest huge fish and questionable harvest practices.

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