Douglas County Historical Society Hosts Wisconsin History Tour and Blaze Orange Book Talk

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015 Travis Dewitz
Douglas County Historical Society Vasa Temple

Douglas County Historical Society in Superior, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Discussion

I was invited to visit the Douglas County Historical Society in Superior, Wisconsin. They are hosting the Wisconsin History Tour through July; which I highly recommend seeing. I did a book discussion with Wisconsin History Tour host, Jim Draeger, about the traditions and culture of deer hunting and my book Blaze Orange – Whitetail Deer Hunting in Wisconsin. Representative Milroy says the bill is designed to attract more women to hunting. In the process of putting the bill together he learned that initial testing demonstrates the color may be safer for hunters while being harder to see by deer. We had a short discussion on Blaze Pink along with other discussions pertaining to deer hunting. I included a few images to share from the History Tour at the Douglas County Historical Society.

Getting Ready for the Blaze Orange Book Talk

Getting Ready for the Blaze Orange Book Talk

Wisconsin History Tour

The Wisconsin Historical Society makes history come alive in selected Wisconsin cities. Come and see an exhibit of historic photographs, documents and stories about the Wisconsin community hosting the Tour. Attend educational events, lectures by authors, genealogy workshops, demonstrations and more. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. – Wisconsin History Tour

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin History Tour Event

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin History Tour Event

Douglas County Historical Society

The Douglas County Historical Society is the home to extensive historical and genealogical resources. Histories of townships/villages, churches, cemeteries, schools, family files, plat maps, birth, death, & marriage indexes from the Douglas County courthouse records, census records, and 125 years of area newspapers are just a few of the materials that can be found in our research library.

Educational resources include slide show programs of each towns/villages in Douglas County, oral history interviews, a photo collection, materials for identification of significant buildings and sites in Douglas County, a vintage clothing and uniform collection, and several books on the history of Douglas County. – Douglas County Historical Society

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin History Tour Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Douglas County Historical Society Superior Wisconsin President Coolidge Desk

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin Painting Young Daughter in Gold FrameDouglas County Historical Society  Wisconsin History Tour Lake Superior Lucerne Lake Boat Display

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin History Tour Hotz Collection Door County

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin Webster Manufacturing Company DisplayDouglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Map and Shipping PhotographsDouglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Birds Eye View Map

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin Display Large Format Negative

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin Painting in Gold Frame

Douglas County Historical Society Historic Superior Wisconsin Cabinet Card Sitting Bulls Daughter

Sitting Bull’s Daughter

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Travis Dewitz Deer Hunting Portrait(pp w150 h150) Photograph

About the Author – Travis Dewitz is the owner of Dewitz Photography in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has a deep passion for photography and loves environmental portraits along with documentary photography. Having lived in Wisconsin his whole life and growing up in the woods of western Wisconsin, Travis has an inside knowledge of the once a year whitetail gun hunting season. He personally knows the tradition and family ties to the cult like blaze orange wearing hunters that live for the 9 day season.


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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.