This is an extensive biography, and totally absent of any negative comments or controversy. Key to Star Lake history are these sentences: "The source of supply of white pine timber to this day comes from Vilas County in Townships 42 and 43, Range 8 and 9, in the very heart of the wonderful Wisconsin inland lakes territory. Last year  a logging railroad was constructed out of Star Lake to tap this body of timber, practically the last large stand of Wisconsin white pine. There remains sufficient white and Norway pine, together with hemlock and hardwoods, to carry the Stange Lumber Co. for a period of at least fifteen years, for approximately 23,000 acres of timbered lands, with close to 250,000,000 feet of stumpage, support the Stange Lumber Co.'s mill at Merrill.
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake