The Northwoods Region

The Northwoods Region

Even defining "the Northwood" is impossible. But it is certain that Star Lake is pretty close to the middle of it. The combination of forests and lakes in Vilas County are the epitome of the Northwoods, though it certainly extends into Michigan and Minnesota, as well as Ontario.

Almost any topic cited on this webpage could fit into the category of "the Northwoods." The ones to the left seemed to fit here rather than anyplace else. Check them out.

Charles P. Forbes
March 16, 2007

Comprehensive References

Wisconsin Land of Lakes Magazine, The, First Published 1925 and at least through 1929, Rhinelander, 1926. View Full Record
Wisconsin Tales and Trails Magazine, Madison. View Full Record
Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Madison. View Full Record
Wisconsin's Beautiful Booster, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, 35:2, March-April, 1970, p. 28., Madison, 1970. View Full Record
[Northwoods Map, centered on Star Lake], Boulder Jct., 1997. View Full Record
Baldwin, Robert, Babbling Brook, Northsound Compact Disc 24642, Minocqua, WI, 1990. View Full Record
Bawden, Timothy, Northwoods, The: Back to Nature, Ostergren and Vale, eds: Wisconsin Land and Life, p. 450, Madison, 1997. View Full Record
Bayfield County, Plat Book, Rockford, IL, 1972. View Full Record
Brody, Polly, Discovering Wisconsin, Second Edition, Madison, 1973. View Full Record
Burnham, Guy, Lake Superior Country, Browzer Americana Series, #1, 1975. View Full Record
Butler, Dori, W is for Wisconsin, [Children's Book], Madison, 1998. View Full Record
Carter, William, Middle West Country, Boston, 1975. View Full Record
Cotherman, Steve, Crandall Collection of American Indian Dolls, Wisconsin Magazine of History, Vol. 90, #4, Summer, 2007, pp. 22-27., Madison, 2007. View Full Record
Ferber, Edna, Peculiar Treasure, New York, 1961. View Full Record
Fisher, Ron, Still Waters, White Waters; Exploring America's Rivers and Lakes, Washington, 1977. View Full Record
Gardner, Roberta, County Inns of America: The Great Lakes, An Owl Book, New York, 1981. View Full Record
Gibbon, David, designer; Ted Smart, Producer, Wisconsin A Picture Book to Remember Her By, New York, 1978. View Full Record
Hachten, Harva, Flavor of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981. View Full Record
Hitchcock and Lindrgran, Country Inns, Lodges and Historic Hotels of the Midwest and Rocky Mountain States, The Compleat Traveler's Companion, New York, 1982. View Full Record
Hole and Schmude, Soil Survey of Oneida County, Univ of Wis, Wis Geological and Natural History Survey, Soil Survey Division, Bulletin No. 82, Soil Series No. 57., Madison, 1959. View Full Record
Holmes, Fred, Alluring Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1937. View Full Record
King et al., Small Area Population Projections for Wisconsin, Technical Bulletin No. 59, Madison, 1972. View Full Record
Knowles, Gary, Oneida, Iron and Vilas Counties., Wisconsin Trails, 43:5, Sep/Oct 2002, pp. 57-59, ff., Black Earth, WI, 2002. View Full Record
Lakeside Cooks, Back to the Kitchen with Lakeside Cooks, Saginaw, MI, n.d.. View Full Record
Loden, Connie, Iron County: Tourism History Rooted in Forest Resources, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Forest History Assn. of WI, Oct. 3-4, 1997., Woodruff, 1997. View Full Record
Loven, Juanity, Compiler, Wonderful Wisconsin Recipes, Iowa City, Iowa, 1991. View Full Record
Marcon, John, Brush Cop, Rice Lake, WI, 1983. View Full Record
McLaughlin, Robert, Heartland, TIME-LIFE Library of America, New York, 1967. View Full Record
Minnich, Jerry, Eating Well in Wisconsin, Madison, 1993. View Full Record
Murray, Tom, Passing of the Outhouse, Mira Loma, CA, 1981. View Full Record
Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter, Places We Save, Madison, 1988. View Full Record
Northern Wisconsin Decorative Artists, Palate Pleasers, Audubon, IA, 1992. View Full Record
Olson, Sigurd, Reflections from the North Country, New York, 1977. View Full Record
Redding, Roger, Iron County Forests, Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, February, 1955, pp. 25-28., Madison, 1955. View Full Record
Rice, O. S., Compiler, Wisconsin Arbor and Bird Day Annual 1909, Madison, 1909. View Full Record
Ross, Dana, Wisconsin!, Wagons West Series, New York and Toronto, 1987. View Full Record
Shapiro, Aaron, Up North on Vacation, Tourism and Resorts in Wisconsin's North Woods 1900-1945, Wiscosin Magazine of History, Vol. 89, #4, Summer, 2006, pp 2 ff., Madison, 2006. View Full Record
Solberg, Erling, New Laws for New Forests, Madison, 1961. View Full Record
Stark, John, Gallery of Wisconsin Writers, Wisconsin Academy Review, V.26 #3 June 1980, Madison, 1980. View Full Record
Steuber, William, Landlooker, Prairie Classics No. 1, Madison, 1991. View Full Record
Stuttgen, Joanne, Cafe Wisconsin, Minocqua, 1993. View Full Record
Umhoefer, Jim, Guide to Wisconsin Outdoors, Northward Nature Guide Collection, Minocqua, 1990. View Full Record
Van Goethem, Larry, On Wisconsin: Welcome to the Season of Festivals, Republic, Aug 1984, 1984. View Full Record
Van Valkenberg, Phil, Wisconsin Bike Trips, Twenty Tours for Young and Old, Madison, 1974. View Full Record
Wescott, Glenway, Good-Bye Wisconsin, New York, 1964. View Full Record
Wisconsin Arts Board, Art and Craft Fairs, Wisconsin, 1995 Tourism Edition, Ft. Atkinson, WI, 1995. View Full Record
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association, Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Directory, Annuals: 1998, 1999, Merrill, WI. View Full Record
Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast and Historic Inns Association, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast and Historic Inns, Directory, 1991-1992, Wisconsin, 1991. View Full Record
Wisconsin Heritage Area Program, Heritage Areas of Iron County, 1977. View Full Record
Wisconsin Tourism Development, Wisconsin Auto Tours, 1990 & 1991 editions, Madison, 1991. View Full Record

Major References

Your Vacation in Wisconsin, No official Wisconsin publication number, Madison, 1941. View Full Record
Daniels, et al., Keeping the North the North, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vo. 29, #5, October 2005, pp. 4 ff., Madison, 2005. View Full Record
Davis, Tom, Willow Flowage, Wisconsin Trails, 43:2, April 2002, pp. 38-41ff., Black Earth, WI, 2002. View Full Record
Knauth, Percy, North Woods, The American Wilderness, New York, 1972. View Full Record
Lilteich et al., History of Hiles 1903-2003, Hiles, WI, 2003. View Full Record
Lisi, Patrick, Joy of Falling Water, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 25, #2, April, 2001, pp. 4-9., Madison, 2001. View Full Record
Pohlen, Jerome, Oddball Wisconsin, Chicago, 2001. View Full Record
Rutstrum, Calvin, North American Canoe Country, New York, 1964. View Full Record
Schorer, Mark, Wisconsin, Holiday Magazine, July 1949, 1949. View Full Record
Techtmann, Catherine, Rooted in Resources, Iron County, Wisconsin 1893-1993, Friendship, Wisconsin, 1993. View Full Record
US, Federal Works Agency, Works Projects Administration, Workers of the Writers' Program in the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State, American Guide Series, New York, 1941. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Conservation Department, Among the Wisconsin State Parks and Forests, Publication No. 400-54, Madison, 1954. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Northern Initiatives, A Strategic Guide for DNR Management in Northern Wisconsin in the Next Decade--1996-2006., Madison, 1996. View Full Record

Minor References

Your Vacation in Wisconsin, No official Wisconsin publication number, Madison, 1941. View Full Record
Daniels, et al., Keeping the North the North, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vo. 29, #5, October 2005, pp. 4 ff., Madison, 2005. View Full Record
Davis, Tom, Willow Flowage, Wisconsin Trails, 43:2, April 2002, pp. 38-41ff., Black Earth, WI, 2002. View Full Record
Knauth, Percy, North Woods, The American Wilderness, New York, 1972. View Full Record
Lilteich et al., History of Hiles 1903-2003, Hiles, WI, 2003. View Full Record
Lisi, Patrick, Joy of Falling Water, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 25, #2, April, 2001, pp. 4-9., Madison, 2001. View Full Record
Pohlen, Jerome, Oddball Wisconsin, Chicago, 2001. View Full Record
Rutstrum, Calvin, North American Canoe Country, New York, 1964. View Full Record
Schorer, Mark, Wisconsin, Holiday Magazine, July 1949, 1949. View Full Record
Techtmann, Catherine, Rooted in Resources, Iron County, Wisconsin 1893-1993, Friendship, Wisconsin, 1993. View Full Record
US, Federal Works Agency, Works Projects Administration, Workers of the Writers' Program in the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State, American Guide Series, New York, 1941. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Conservation Department, Among the Wisconsin State Parks and Forests, Publication No. 400-54, Madison, 1954. View Full Record
Wisconsin, Natural Resources, Dept. of, Northern Initiatives, A Strategic Guide for DNR Management in Northern Wisconsin in the Next Decade--1996-2006., Madison, 1996. View Full Record