Immigrating from Hungary to Langlade County at the turn of the 20th century, the Drab family’s journey was just one of thousands that have shaped Wisconsin history.
Equipment manufacturers like Suick and Mepps played a role in making fishing a major tourist attraction in northern Wisconsin.
Memories of European immigration, the Depression, and the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps are woven into the fabric of this commemorative sham.
Young Edward Drab of Langlade County, Wisconsin, helps us remember what everyday life was like for a recruit in the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
A chance encounter brought this fishing lure to Antigo and put northern Wisconsin on the sports fishing map.
Sheldons Inc. helped Antigo become one of the most important manufacturers of fishing tackle.
To improve its classic spinner, Sheldon’s purchased tens of thousands of squirrel tails every year.
While communities across the US struggled to cope with the sharp economic downturn of the 1930s, Langlade County found itself in an enviable position at the onset of the Great Depression.
The Vulcan Corporation’s plant in Antigo, Wisconsin, transformed northwoods maple into bowling pins sold across the United States and as far distant as Japan.
The Wolf has a long and varied history, extending from the Civil War, to logging river drives, to environmental threats.
Hewn from Northwoods maple, this Vulcan Corporation pin reminds us that Milwaukee was once the bowling capital of America. From Wisconsin’s lumbering heyday, to Japan’s abandoned alleys, explore history in the bowling lane.