Click on the link below to review excerpts from Report to The State Forester of Wisconsin 1911-12. This document has a table that illustrates the existence of the Rest Lake Ranger Station likely before 1911. The document also reviews turn of the century fire suppression methods, equipment, and infrastructure. Finally, a northwoods survey of land suitable for agriculture and recommendations for honest marketing of land is most insightful. Highlighting the challenges that early settlers faced in regard to crop/garden production and animal husbandry.