Exact numbers will never be known, but archival records indicate that between 1842-1861 100+ escaped slaves appear to have found freedom by way of Wisconsin.
Like the majestic white pines they cut down, lumberjacks of yore loom large in our collective memory. Timber still represents a key piece of Wisconsin’s economy.
Wisconsin is home to an important part of “America’s Favorite Pioneer Girl,” too. Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in a simple log cabin surrounded by wooded bluffs, seven miles north of Pepin, and lived there two years.
Like other businessmen, Capone and his gangsters needed to get away for rest and recuperation. Often, they headed north to Wisconsin, staying in local resorts.
The walk begins on 300 feet of rocky causeway, then a trail of mulch that ends at the 90-foot-tall…
In 1961, a tradition was born and Lake Tomahawk claimed its fame as “The Snowshoe Baseball Capital of the World.”