Northwoods StoryCorps: There's Something Magical about Northern Wisconsin

Sep 21, 2018

Beth Harwood and Nancy Nedland
Credit Kate Zambon

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 second and final installment of a Northwoods StoryCorps series focusing on Holiday Acres, we'll hear from sisters Beth Harwood and Nancy Nedland.

Last week we heard from Tom and Daniel Clifford. We also have more unedited StoryCorps interviews from this series here and we plan to broadcast more Northwoods StoryCorps series focusing on other communities in the future.

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.