Return to Wake Robin; One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts by Marnie O. Mamminga
In a series of evocative remembrances, Mamminga takes readers to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward—on land adjacent to Moody’s Camp—the cabin five generations of Mamminga’s family have returned to every summer since.
Juliette Kinzie's book, first published in 1856, presents keenly observed and engagingly written autobiographical accounts of important events and experiences in the early 1830's when she and her husband lived in the Indian Agency House in the 1830's, in the Northwest Territory, before Wisconsin's statehood (1848). This printing is a facsimile of the 1873 edition.
On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D’Alessio and her math professor husband, Laird, made their way down a curving, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting 115 acres of land in Wisconsin’s unglaciated Driftless Area that Laird had inherited from his parents. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of the valley that would become a twenty-five-year labor of love for the couple. Details, below.
Based on the popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, this book features both historical chronicles and contemporary portraits of 37 neighborhoods that emerged before World War II
Renowned historian John Gurda chronicles the development of a community whose past has produced one of the most livable big cities in America and, at the same time, created some daunting social and economic problems. Thoroughly illustrated. Fourth edition.
Beginning with a boyhood surrounded by storytellers, Jerry Apps engages readers with stories about his path to becoming one of the Midwest’s best-known and most revered writers. A book for book lovers!