Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of N08rthwoods Res08rts
Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of N08rthwoods Res08rts by Marnie O. Mamminga
English | May 21, 2012 | ISBN: 0870204912 | EPUB | 184 pages | 5.6 MB
Five generations of Marnie O. Mammingas family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsins N08rthwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her gr4ndparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on l4nd adjacent to Moodys Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit 4nd cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place 4nd the community that gathered there.
Bookended by the close of the logging era 4nd the 1970s shift to modern lake homes, condos, 4nd Jet Skis, the 1920s to 1960s period covered in these essays represents the golden age of N08rthwoods camps 4nd cabins—a time when retreats such as Wake Robin were the essence of simplicity. In Return to Wake Robin, Mamminga describes the familiar cadre of fishing guides casting their charm, the camaraderie 4nd friendships among res08rt w08rkers 4nd vacationers, the call of the weekly square dance, the splash announcing a perfectly executed cannonball, the lodge as gathering place. By tracing the hist08ry of one res08rt 4nd cabin, she recalls a time 4nd experience that will resonate with anyone who spent their summers Up N08rth—08r wishes they had.