"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Gauthier, Benjamin C. proprietor of Sand Lake Resort in the town of Flambeau, Vilas County, was born in the village of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County, Wis., Oct. 25, 1899, son of Charles and Amanada (PETERSON) GAUTHIER. He attended grade school at Lac du Flambeau and high school at Eagle River, and after graduating from the latter institution he worked as a guide on the Flambeau waters until 1917, when he entered the service of the government fish hatchery at Flambeau; he has been manager of this instititution since 1921. In 1922 he purchased 65 acres of wild land in the town of Flambeau, the tract having a frontage of three quarters of a mile on Sand Lake, and on this property he proceeded to build up his present resort. His main lodge is 32x90 feet in dimensions and has 170 feet of screened porch; there are 16 sleeping rooms on the second floor of this building, the main floor being used for a dining room, living room, and office. There are five well-built cottages, nicely furnished for sleeping, and in conjunction with the resort Mr. GAUTHIER has a fleet of 18 boats, each equipped with an Evinrude outboard motor. There are accommodations for 45 guests in all, and everything is in keeping with the reputation of Sand Lake Resort as a first class hostelry. The tables are set with an abundance of choice, tastily prepared food, all the vegetables being supplied fresh from a well-kept garden on the property. The fishing in this locality is excellent, and there is a beautiful, sandy bathing beach. Mr. GAUTHIER is well-liked as a host by all his guests. He spends his summer at the resort, and during the winter months does logging on contract in the woods.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 762-763, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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