The Great North Woods Tourist and Fishing District of Wisconsin


Wisconsin – Upper Michigan Summer Outings.

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Chicagoans looking to escape the city during the summer heat are known to head north, to the North Woods of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Several railroads were created to access the region’s valuable mineral and timber resources, but as resorts and summer camps were established, passenger traffic grew apace.

This map was published in Chicago by the Poole Brothers in 1941 on behalf of the Chicago and Northwestern Line. The main image focuses on Wisconsin’s Northern Woods, known for its excellent fishing and as an ‘ideal location for summer homes.’ A list of resorts on the right side highlights the region’s popularity, as if the density of the place names within the image didn’t emphasize it enough!

Golf courses, ranger stations, fish hatcheries, and primary transportation routes are also identified according to the legend at the top of the page. The verso features a similar map highlighting the lines of the Chicago and Northwestern in Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1941

Author: Poole Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 32.00

Sheet Height (in): 27.00

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Originally issued folded into 24 panels, with creasing and moderate wear along fold lines. Small pinholes and areas of separation at fold intersections, including two spots that have been repaired on the verso with archival tape. Three X's in blue on the verso.


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