By David Woodward, Robert C. Ostergren, Onno Brouwer, Steven Hoelscher, and Joshua Hane.
Wow! This map (more like a book) and its site key is AWESOME.
This extraordinary map, the first of its kind created for any state, is a wonderful way to discover the history, culture, land, and people of Wisconsin.
Nearly 1500 points of interest are located on the map, including the sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods near Pepin; the Great Peshtigo Fire; the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame; and hundreds of other fascinating places.
The map’s descriptive information claims to include: 25 lighthouses; 56 rustic roads; 40 major trails; 136 parks and forests; 243 museums and tours; 41 festivals; 54 universities and colleges; 42 historic communities; 333 historical markers; and 50 famous writers.
The front of the map shows the entire state — topography, roads, waterways, historic sites and historical markers, archaeological areas, physical features and landscapes of cultural significance, notable architecture, areas of ethnic and religious importance, historic communities, festivals and fairs, lighthouses, museums and tours, colleges parks and recreational trails, rustic roads, and places with celebrated literary, musical, and artistic connections.
The back includes many more sites of interest on smaller cultural maps of sixteen cities (including northern Wisconsin cities like Superior, Wausau, Eau Claire, and Green Bay).
You can buy a copy of The Cultural Map of Wisconsin, whose dimensions are about 40″ x 45″ and is accompanied by a site key booklet on Amazon.
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