Door County's Emerald Treasure: A History of Peninsula State Park

Paperback | July 27, 2006

byWilliam H. Tishler

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With its magnificent forests, bluffs, and shoreline and its breathtaking views of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Door County’s Peninsula State Park is one of the Midwest’s most popular attractions. Established in 1909, it was Wisconsin’s second state park and a key to pioneering efforts to build a state park system that would be the envy of the nation.

Door County’s Emerald Treasure explores the rich history of the park land, from its importance to Native Americans and early European settlers through the twentieth century. Bill Tishler engagingly relates the role of conservationists and progressives in establishing the state park, its growing popularity for tourism and recreation, and efforts to protect the park’s resources from a variety of threats. Tishler also tells a larger story of Americans’ intimate relationship with the land around them and the challenge to create accessible public spaces that preserve the natural environment. 

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With its magnificent forests, bluffs, and shoreline and its breathtaking views of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Door County’s Peninsula State Park is one of the Midwest’s most popular attractions. Established in 1909, it was Wisconsin’s second state park and a key to pioneering efforts to build a state park system that would be the envy...

William H. Tishler is a Door County native and professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An award-winning author, he developed the master plan for Old World Wisconsin and has served as chair of the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 27, 2006Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299220745

ISBN - 13:9780299220747

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"Drawing on his life-long observations, William Tishler brings to life the history and diverse landscapes of this unique Door County gem."—William G. Laatsch, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay