Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Lure of the North Woods – Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest - Minnesota Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest

Aaron Shapiro


This book explores the origins and development of the North Woods vacation landscape and experience, demonstrating how tourism altered land, people, and institutions across northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With roots dating back more than a century, it is a story of interest to historians, geographers, landscape architects, conservation professionals, policymakers, and the general public, particularly those who live, work, and vacation in the region. The market’s intrusion into the nineteenth century countryside established connections between urban and r ... More

Keywords: Tourism, Environment, Labor, Nature, Promotion, Vacation, Industrialization, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677924
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Shapiro, author
Assistant Professor, History, Auburn University