In Wisconsin

Rock Island: Chester Thordarson

Special | 7m 28s

This island get-away is described as one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets. Chester Thordarson was an inventor, Icelandic native and amateur botanist who turned his private holdings on Rock Island into a retreat for the rich and famous. A lot of people you'd recognize from the history books came to this remote Wisconsin island to do business with Thordarson.

Aired: 05/05/11

Rating: TV-G

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