"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.


Paine, Mary A. proprietress of Pine Shore Inn, in the town of Hazelhurst, Oneida County, was born in Xenia, Ill., Dec. 8, 1871; she was educated in the grade and high schools of her native city and was subsequently postmistress there for four years. She took over her present resort in 1919, previous to which time is was known as the Battles Resort, it having been established as such in 1917. Pine Shore Inn is one of the most attractive resorts in the great vacation land of northern Wisconsin. It is situated on the southeast shore of beautiful Lake Katherine and contains 21 acres of fine timber land and lake frontage. The main lodge is of an exceptionally artistic design and is constructed of tamarack logs placed vertically; this building contains a large living room, an office, dining room, and kitchen on the first floor, and the second floor is finished off into sleeping rooms; an eight-foot screened porch encircles the building on both floors, and a large fireplace of cut stone is another attractive feature of the hotel. It is electrically lighted and among the notable conveniences is a shower bath. Mrs. PAINE prepares all the meals with her own hands, and her culinary skill will be testified to by anyone who has experienced the pleasure of a stay at her hostelry; fresh vegetables for the tables are raised on the property, and an abundance of pure cream and milk, fresh eggs, poultry, and other country delicacies are served. Flower gardens and well-kept lawns add to the natural beauty of the surroundings, and Pine Shore Inn has come to have a reputation far and wide as a quiet and refined place to spend a summer outing among the woods and waters of the great outdoors. Mrs. PAINE is a charming hostess, and her personality has done much to gain for her hostelry the enviable reputation it enjoys.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 328-329, 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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