Forest History Association Of Wisconsin

Educating the citizens of Wisconsin on the history and importance of our forests in the continued growth of our state.

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Cornell University and Northern Wisconsin’s Pinelands: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Cornell University Founder Ezra Cornell leveraged New York State’s allocation of public lands under the Morrill Act of 1862 to select over 512,000 acres of pine timberland in northern Wisconsin which he, and later the University, managed as a long-term real-estate investment for over seventy years. This talk will discuss the ongoing financial benefits accruing to Cornell University from its former Wisconsin landholdings and assess its impacts over time on Wisconsin’s environment and human populations.

Presenter: Jon Parmenter is an associate professor of History at Cornell University who teaches courses on early American and Indigenous North American history. He is currently completing a book entitled “Dispossessed: Cornell University’s Origins in Indian Country.”

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Menominee Logging Camp

The whole family will enjoy a trip through the largest and most complete logging museum in the United States. Guides are available to explain the many old logging artifacts as you tour the bunk-house, cook shanty, wood butcher’s shop, blacksmith shop, saw filer’s shack, horse barn, and old time camp office. Located on the Wild Wolf River at Grignon Rapids just below the famous Keshena Falls, the seven log buildings of the complex will bring back the roaring times of the earliest days of Wisconsin’s first industry , logging. Located in Keshena , Wisconsin.