Maps of Star Lake, the Northwoods, Wisconsin and the Region
As this is updated (2012) the technical issues of reproducing large maps for this website have not been resolved. It remains one of the unfinished tasks for the webmasters, among many.
In the meantime, the links tab above may be helpful. In particular, the link labeled Historic Area Maps is very useful and interesting. It links to the website of the Land O'Lakes Historical Museum. Even though the map reproductions center on Land O'Lakes they cover the Star Lake area as well.
The link, "Mercury Map," is a map produced by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, showing relative mercury levels in fish in the lakes from which the Ojibwe harvest fish (including Star Lake). See the article, under documents, "GLIFWC's Mercury Maps" for information on how the map was produced.
Vilas County's map site (Vilas County at the Links tab above) has a number of features of interest. Each separate parcel of land can be identified, along with owner and other public record information. The same site has two sets of very good aerial photos of the entire county, one done approximately 2005 and the other in 2010. The 2005 photos seem to be the higher resolution; at least they seem to show more. To get to the aerial photos, choose the "full control option" at the first page.Charles P. ForbesOctober 10, 2008
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