I stumbled upon this YouTube video of a group of canoers paddling the Flambeau River in northern Wisconsin back in 1966. It’s interesting that all of the boaters that are shown know at least a little about what they are doing, but PFDs are almost nowhere to be seen (I’m sure no one wore their seat belt during the drive to the river either - that’s how things were back then). It’s interesting how in the days before digital photography, shooting a video like this wasn’t something many people could do, yet nowadays, everyone shoots video, and professional-looking editing and background music are taken for granted.
Anyway, this was all before my time, but I’ve enjoyed paddling that river several times and recognized one spot for sure, and recognized the section on the South Fork by the description as being a place I’ve paddled too (though when I was there, one guy in the group described that part of the South Fork as “a lot of water going in a lot of different directions”). I found the choices of canoes to be interesting as well.