Summer tourism in the Northwoods is ending and some of our seasonal residents are leaving the Northwoods for their permanent homes elsewhere.
At Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander, a dedicated group of family and friends have been coming up the last week of July every year for over 60 years. Holiday Acres recently asked some of them to interview each other about what that tradition and the Northwoods as a whole means to them.
In the first installment of a two part Northwoods StoryCorps series focusing on Holiday Acres, we'll hear from father and son, Tom and Daniel Clifford.
This interview was edited and mixed for radio by Mackenzie Martin. Holiday Acres' StoryCorps project was organized by Kate Zambon. Evan Verploegh recorded all of the interviews. This story is part of WXPR's We Live Up Here series, where we tell the stories of the people and culture of northern Wisconsin. Music for this story came from Podington Bear.
This story was funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.