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Minocqua is a town in north-western Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,385 at the 2010 census. The census-designated place of Minocqua is located in the town. The unincorporated community of Rantz is also located in the town. Minocqua is commonly referred to as “The Island City.”
Minocqua was officially organized in the year 1889. While there are varying explanations regarding the meaning of the word “Minocqua”, most credit its origin to the Island’s first inhabitants, the Ojibwe Indians.
In the late 1800’s, Minocqua was a logging town and also saw a lot of French fur traders. The first white child born in town was named Minocqua Clawson. Clawson Hill was a famous landmark in town and is the current location of the Pointe Resort & Hotel at the south end of the Highway 51 bridge.
The railroad was a critical component of Minocqua’s early growth. The Milwaukee Road railroad company originally came to the area to access timber. Later, railroads catered…

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Skateboarding is a leisure activity, an art form, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been molded and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 report by American Sports Data discovered there were 18.5 million skate boarders in the world. 85 percent of…