Talk:Vilas County, Wisconsin

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As recent winters have dampened snowmobiling riding because of widespread snow, the number of ATVs being used in Wisconsin is growing dramatically. As of February 2003, there were 178,087 registered ATVs, compared with 100,005 in 1999. In fact, Wisconsin is seeing a tremendous change in motorized recreation. Wisconsin now registers more ATVs than snowmobiles. Through this time, opposition to allowing ATVs on county land grew considerably, much of that has focused on the environmental damage the machines cause. Additionally, their use in the summer has caused noise pollution for many of the residents of Vilas County. Outdoor enthusiasts that cherish the beautiful surroundings of Vilas County are concerned these conditions may soon be a thing of the past.

The tipping point came up when efforts to develop a 40-mile ATV trail through the county surfaced. The issue became so controversial that the country board ordered a referendum. Vilas County is a well-know recreation area that has had ATV and snowmobile trails since the 1970s. But recently, a growing movement for quiet sports such as hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing has significantly increased in presence. In a nonbinding referendum in Vilas Country, 63 percent of the voters said they wanted ATVs banned in county forests and on county-owned land, which includes road rights of way. The referendum, the first of its kind in Wisconsin, sent a strong message that the public would rather protect public lands than allow ATVs.

The referendum affects people deeply involved in one of Northern Wisconsin’s leading industries, tourism. As a major source of economic revenue, Vilas County understands the importance in the development of businesses and recreational activities to fit the character of the area. At the same time, there needs to be a balance between economic development and preservation that will support those who live and work in Vilas County while maintaining the quality resources that attract tourism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zuma202 (talkcontribs) 21:56, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

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76.168.157.147 added information allegedly based upon this source:

  • Index to the History of northern Wisconsin: illustrated : Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1881 Mrs. Allan Moll, Mrs. Sturges W. Bailey Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1981.

I'm familiar with that work; it's an index to the book, History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources; an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories; Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers; Views of County Seats, Etc. Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1900. As an index, it consists solely of a list of names and the page numbers on which those names are found. It contains no other content. It cannot possibly support the assertion that "Loggers came from Cortland County, New York, Carroll County, New Hampshire, Orange County, Vermont and Down East Maine in what is now Washington County, Maine and Hancock County, Maine. These were "Yankee" migrants, that is to say they were descended from the English Puritans who had settled New England during the 1600s." or any other assertion. I have removed the text allegedly supported by this index. 32.218.34.170 (talk) 00:05, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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