Star Lake State House

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    The State House in Star Lake was the home of the Stare Forester assigned to Star Lake, and was more a home than ranger station. It was at the end of the present State House Road. It stood in the middle of what is now the parking lot for the Star Lake Nature Trail. It's first occupant was F. C. Cook who would have moved in soon after it was built in the winter of 2012-2103. [Forestry Report] In the 1940s and 1950s the Ranger was a Mr. Belongia who lived there with his wife and children. Belongia was the last resident of the house, moving out (I believe) in the early 1950s. After than it was occupied at least one summer by young men working on some special project for the DNR. Soon after, it was torn down.

    October 5, 2020
    Revised: 20250-10-05
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    Griffith, Edward Merriam. Report of the State Forrester of Wisconsin For 1911 and 1912. Madison, 1913. View Full Entry (Full text available)

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