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"The Island of Happy Days" in Cedar Lake

The Island of Happy Days


This twelve-acre island estate was built on Red Cedar Lake for the Frank Deming Stout family. Stout inherited a lumber fortune and became one of Chicago's wealthiest men. The island was a summer retreat for his family from 1903 to 1927. Stout considered the island to be "the dearest place on earth." He coincidentally died of heart trouble on his way to the Happy Days in 1927. Today, the property is operated as the Stout Island Lodge.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Huen, Arthur
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: The Island of Happy Days. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1400; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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