Enjoy every northwoods season at Long Lake North, Phillips, Wisconsin
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"Dear Becky and Ted,
Thanks for the great week, you have a beautiful condo! It was so comfortable and roomy, with us, our 2 children and their families (10 in all), we
never felt we were crowded. I should also say, very beautifully decorated! The beach and docks gave us everything we could want, from the 22 month
old right through to the sixty plus. Right from the dock the 4, 6 and 7 year olds caught us a nice meal of pan fish. AND they had such fun, line in the
water and out came a fish! Your sandy beach and swimming area was a great time for all of us. Canoeing, kayaking and water skiing anytime,
everyday, we had a blast. Ted, you are a great teacher, 7 year old Madelyn got it in just three tries! Those were the days, evenings around the campfire
had us feeling like we were back to the tenting days. The s’mores for the kids (and some of the oldies), the cool beverages for the adults relaxing
around your fire pit. What can make it better, no tent! A soft bed and a comfy home. That’s what you two gave this family of ten, a home and great fun
for a week. Thanks, God willing we will do it again in a heartbeat! You are wonderful hosts and very special people."
Bill and Carol, Tennessee
Price County, Wisconsin: Today
Located in north central Wisconsin, midway between Hayward and Minocqua, Price County is home to a variety of natural resources. The abundance of woods
and waters provides endless outdoor recreational opportunities. With hundreds of miles of motorized and non-motorized trails, 150,000 acres of Chequamegon
Nicolet National Forest, 30,000 acres of State forest land, 92,000 acres of County forest land, and 18,000 acres of water, including 98 lakes, 45 streams, three
major rivers and six county parks, it is not difficult to understand why your next vacation should be in Price County.
Price County, Wisconsin: History
As late as the early 1800′s, native Chippewa Tribes occupied a point of land on the east side of Elk lake from time to time. The area was popular with them and
was often used for ceremonies and as a burial ground.
Shortly after the Civil War, the U.S. War Department became concerned about the safety of our Canadian border and ordered a rail line to be built from southern
Wisconsin to Lake Superior. The Wisconsin Central Railroad Company brought the town we now call Phillips into existence shortly after the Civil War. Along
with the railroad being added to the area, lumbermen needed an improvement to river transportation for their products. Elijah B. Phillips and Charles Colby were
chosen as the builders. The Phillips and Colby Construction Company was formed, and Phillips became the general manager.
The lands which became Price County were a part of the vast pine covered area of Northern Wisconsin. This valuable timber was attracting attention in the 1870′s
because lumber was in great demand. Our numerous rivers (part of the Chippewa and Wisconsin River network), the steady northward advancement of the
Wisconsin Central Railroad, and the sawmills & tanneries soon made Price County the center of logging and lumbering operations. The supposedly inexhaustible
forests did not last long, though. In 25 years, most of the pine was gone and with it, the romantic era of logging. The trees that had stood for centuries provided
necessary materials for the expansion of the western frontier and growth for our nation.
Price County was created on March 3rd, 1879, when Wisconsin Governor William E. Smith signed Chapter 103, Laws of 1879. Mr. W. T. Price, for whom Price
County was named, was President of the Wisconsin Senate and an early logger in Price County. The original boundaries, a near perfect rectangle, 31 miles wide
and 42 miles long, still remain.