Ghosts Of The Forest

In GHOSTS OF THE FOREST: VANISHED LUMBER TOWNS OF WISCONSIN, winner of a Wisconsin Historical Society award for local history, Randall Rohe examines in detail the history of fourteen lumber ghost towns: Zeda, McKenna, and Goodyear (Jackson County); Porter’s Mills (Eau Claire County), Shanagolden (Ashland County), Morse (Ashland County), Knox Mills (Price County), Pesthigo Harbor (Marinette County), Heineman (Lincoln County), March Rapids (Marathon County), Parrish, (Langlade County), Harrison (Lincoln County), Little Sturgeon (Door County), and Star Lake (Vilas County). The conclusion, which is based on the author’s research of over forty lumbering ghost towns, specially mentions many other towns. What were these communities and like in them like? Were they full of mayhem and violence or did they experience little in the way of crime, drinking, fighting, prostitution, and other such activities? What did their residents do for recreation and relaxation? How were their educational, religious, medical, and other needs met? What happened to these towns after lumbering ended and what remains of them today? These and other questions are answered in Ghosts of the Forest, the first book-length study of Wisconsin’s lumbering ghost towns. Ghosts of the Forests is 8 ½ x 11 inches and 344 pages with index and includes over 200 photographs and over a dozen maps, many of them never before published. The hard cover book with dust jacket is published on high quality, glossy, acid-free paper.

 

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