Note the mentions of a "rustic hotel" on the lake, and "fifty miles of logging railroad penetrating the surrounding forests.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
STAR LAKE, WIS.--North of Minocqua (previously described) and 404 miles from Chicago. Prior to seven years ago there is no record that any white man except an occasional trapper or cruiser ever breathed its air or fished in its waters. The country is rolling and covered with a heavy growth of birch, balsam, hemlock, and basswood, with here and there a little lake. A rustic hotel has been erected on Star lake, and rowboats and tackle, and hunting accoutrements have been provided there. There are fifty miles of logging railroad penetrating the surrounding forests and giving access to the hunter and fisherman. Star lake is 404 miles from Chicago, and the round trip fare is $15.85. It is a paradise for anglers and nimrods.