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.
Captured in rich prose are the voices of the CCC boys who, by preserving Wisconsin's natural beauty between 1933 and 1942, discovered purpose in their labor and founded an enduring legacy of environmental stewardship.
When the White Pine Was King tells the stories of the heyday of logging, of lumberjacks and camp cooks, of river drives and deadly log jams, of sawmills and lumber towns and the echo of the ax ringing through the Northwoods as yet another white pine crashed to the ground. Full details below.