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      Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts

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      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.

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      By Marnie O. Mamminga

      Five generations of Marnie O. Mamminga’s family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody’s Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

      Bookended by the close of the logging era and the 1970s shift to modern lake homes, condos, and Jet Skis, the 1920s to 1960s period covered in these essays represents the golden age of Northwoods camps and cabins—a time when retreats such as Wake Robin were the essence of simplicity. In "Return to Wake Robin,” Mamminga describes the familiar cadre of fishing guides casting their charm, the camaraderie and friendships among resort workers and vacationers, the call of the weekly square dance, the splash announcing a perfectly executed cannonball, the lodge as gathering place. By tracing the history of one resort and cabin, she recalls a time and experience that will resonate with anyone who spent their summers Up North—or wishes they had.

      By Marnie O. Mamminga

      Five generations of Marnie O. Mamminga’s family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody’s Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

      Bookended by the close of the logging era and the 1970s shift to modern lake homes, condos, and Jet Skis, the 1920s to 1960s period covered in these essays represents the golden age of Northwoods camps and cabins—a time when retreats such as Wake Robin were the essence of simplicity. In "Return to Wake Robin,” Mamminga describes the familiar cadre of fishing guides casting their charm, the camaraderie and friendships among resort workers and vacationers, the call of the weekly square dance, the splash announcing a perfectly executed cannonball, the lodge as gathering place. By tracing the history of one resort and cabin, she recalls a time and experience that will resonate with anyone who spent their summers Up North—or wishes they had.

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      PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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      978-0-87020-491-3

      Publication Year2012
      Page Count184
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      Format/BindingHardcover
      Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches

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      Guest 8/4/2021 10:40 AM
      A favorite book
      If you have ever vacationed at an old time resort or similar cabin, you will love this book.  It re-awakens strong memories of the basic good times of family and friends... nature and quiet special moments.  Enjoy.

      PS... it makes a great gift for anyone who shares those memories.
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      Products specifications
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      PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
      ISBN Number

      978-0-87020-491-3

      Publication Year2012
      Page Count184
      Illustrations
      Format/BindingHardcover
      Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
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