Alonzo Pond was an anthropoligist from Beloit College who traveled in Algeria several times to acquire items for the Logan Museum at the college. The story ends noting he retired "in Minocqua, where he and [his wife] Dorothy ran a nature preserve and tourist attraction called Wisconsin Gardens. He died in 1986. As a local redsident who knew him remarked, 'Interesting that for a man who knew and cold have chosen for his retirement home, any of the wonders of wonders [sic] of the world, and them some, Alonzo picked the prestine island city, Minocqua, Wisconsin, a small gen surrounded by woods and waters, to spend his twilight years." [quoted by the author from unpublished material of Mary Good.]
Note: The pond papers are at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The catalog entry and finding aids show references to Dr. Kate Newcomb, evidently either in corresondence or diary entries, but not details of the connect are available online.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
- UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc