"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.


The Hemlock Resort was established about 35 years ago and was purchased in 1910 by H. ULRICH from Nat WETZEL. In 1921 Arthur KROHN purchased a half interest in the Hemlock Resort Co., which was incorporated in 1920. Officers: Herman ULRICH, president and manager; Arthur KROHN secretary and treasurer, and E. KROHN vice president. The resort is conducted on a high place of excellence and is one of the finest in the Eagle chain of 27 lakes. It comprises 152 acres of land with 1500 feet of lake frontage on the north shore of Catfish Lake and the main lodge and cottages. The large central lodge is 50 by 160 feet and has a 12-foot screen porch 135 feet in length on the side overlooking the lake over which sweep delightful and refreshing breezes. This lodge contains a dining-room and a living-room of generous size. During inclement weather and cool evenings a great open fireplace affords cozy comfort in the living-room. Grouped about the main lodge or stretching out at convenient distances are the guest's lodges and cottages - each in itself a little private home. All the time-honored inconveniences of "summer resorts" are notably absent. These lodges are well furnished and are equipped with electric light. The spacious grounds were laid out with sweeping lawns, walks and driveways, and among the distinguishing features are a beautiful grove of virgin trees, a large dancing pavillion where weekly dances, promenades or entertainments are held; a large boat and fishing-tackle house, the lake fleet numbering 15 row boats and three large launches and Evinrudes; also a spacious garage. Minor conveniences, such as cigars and tobacco and fisherman's supplies, are always on hand. The Resort has accommodations for 100 people and is full to overflowing each season. Nowhere could conditions be more favorable for rest and recreation. Located about 1200 feet above sea-level, this section is one of the places greatly favored by nature for the relief of asthma and hay fever. The beneficial results are quick and positive. Every facility is afforded the guests of Hemlock Resort to keep in touch with their places of business or their homes. Mail is delivered twice daily; telegraph and long distance telephone services is as convenient as though the guest is in the city. Another important feature of the resort, not previously mentioned, is its proximity to the Eagle Waters Golf Course, which is located about a mile from the Hemlock, and during their stay, the guests of the hotel are entitled to the privileges of the club upon payment of the nominal dues. This course, one of the most interesting in the country, comprises nine holes laid out between two lakes, over a landscape of true natural beauty. The course is as sporty as the most calloused golfer could desire, and the greens and fairways offer an unusually fine test of the golfer's skill. All the varieties of northern game and pan fish are found in the Eagle River waters, including small and large mouth bass, muskellunge, pickerel and pike. There are also numerous inland lakes easily accessible - no where has the fisherman a wider chance of good fishing water. Competent guides may always be engaged. Another popular and healthful amusement or recreation is swimming, and at Hemlock Resort bathers will find rare sport awaiting them. The refreshing spring water of the lake, with its fine sand bottom, all within a few feet of the lodges, makes ideal conditions. The dining-room service of the resort is unsurpassed. The Hemlock is only four and a half miles by good roads from the village of eagle River, a station on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, and cars from the hotel meet all trains.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 632; 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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