Towns and Cities of the Northwoods

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    Under this topic are listed various towns and cities of Northern Wisconsin which, for various reasons, have played a role in the life of Star Lake. For example, Wausau is the nearest community that can really be called a city, and it is often for the shopping and hospital destination for the community. Tomahawk and Merrill are important mainly because nearly everyone passes through them on the way to Star Lake--at least they did until they were bypassed by the extension of Interstate 39 to just north of Tomahawk.

    The smaller towns of Vilas County and northern Oneida County are listed separately under the main heading (Under Star Lake) of Nearby Towns.

    Readers who have connections to other towns of the region who would like to submit material relating to those towns are invited to do so. New entries can easily be added under this heading.

    Charles P. Forbes
    December 28, 2009
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