Talk:Peninsula State Park

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Final feedback for Hist. 302: Nice addition regarding cars and roads, though I think that topic could use more development. It would also be nice to add some photos and/or maps, as well as updated usage stats. There are a few details in here about costs, etc., that will likely change over time and could be dated, i.e., "As of 2016, ..."--DV (Editor) (talk) 20:12, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Feedback on draft by DV:

  • This draft is informative. I wonder if you could add a little reflection, either in the intro or in a conclusion, on the park and wilderness. The park was built for car use, and it's often crowded, and it's perched on the edge of Fish Creek, with all that the town offers. You might add a bit of context about automobiles, etc., from the "Interwar" chapter in our Lewis, ed., book.
  • It would nice to have a link to the park website and perhaps to include or link to a map.
  • You can see Help:Images to get information about searching for public domain photos -- would be nice to have a photo or two.
  • The book titles in your notes need italics (use two single quotation marks in the code).
  • Can you get more up-to-date usage stats than 1979? I bet these are available online somewhere.
  • There are some instructions and examples from the Article Template (especially about references and other sources) that you can now remove and clean up.

-- DV (Editor) (talk) 16:20, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

This is a start, but I'd like to see a more substantial draft introduction, as well as a draft source list. There are some resources cited here that should be useful:

This book is critical and is available online via Cofrin: Door County's emerald treasure : a history of Peninsula State Park / William H. Tishler.

This book is available within the UW System: Working plan for forest lands of Peninsula State Park, Door County, Wisconsin. Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission. 1917

I haven't been able to turn up the book from the first decade of the 1900s that I was thinking of, but perhaps Deb Anderson knows it. -- DV (Editor) (talk) 17:37, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Re proofreading: check language in the intro paragraph to make more formal for a wiki -vandjr18

Fact Checking Warjam (talk) 18:47, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

-Currently looking into whether or not it's actually the third largest park in Wisconsin. Class is ending soon, I'll continue outside of class. Update: I see the Wikipedia page also states this, but does not substantiate the claim.

-John Nolen did in fact have a hand in state park planning in the early 1900's.

-I was also able to confirm that German prisoners of war were used to bolster local farms in Fish Creek. Might want to provide a citation for this though.

-Doing some snooping, I found 460 available camping sites online, although I'm sure there might be a more specific source somewhere pointing to the extra 8 mentioned in the wiki entry.

-Confirmed that golf course operations have been handed over to the PGA in the early 80's.

-Also confirmed that Eagle Tower is closed due to structural concerns.

Originality Checking: I checked some of your passages and everything came up good! eggenj13 (talk)