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Property Name Three Lakes Rod and Gun Club
Reference Number 13000808
State Wisconsin
County Oneida
Town Town of Three Lakes
Street Address 1230 State Trunk Highway 32
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2013
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The Three Lakes Rod and Gun Club is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A: Entertainment/Recreation as an excellent intact example of a private club in Wisconsin's Northwoods . Private clubs, seasonal resorts, and personal cottage retreats were properties established in the northern half of the state beginning in the late nineteenth century as the area's primary industry shifted from logging to tourism. Oneida County, in particular, developed into a tremendously popular destination for fishermen, hunters , and those simply seeking rest and relaxation amid the unique lakeside beauty of the region. The Three Lakes Rod and Gun Club property is significant at the local level; it has been continuously owned and used by the Club for recreational purposes for over a century and retains historic integrity to its period of significance of 1899 (the year of the Club's founding and acquisition of the property) to 1967 (the close of the last of three major eras of construction). 4 Today the Club serves as a significant reminder of one of Wisconsin's definitive and deep-rooted Northwoods property types.


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