Monday, March 18, 2013

The Grove

Grove Guide House and Barn

Henry Austin continued to operate the Long Lake Hotel for quite a few years. One day his son, David, approached him with an idea. He wanted to open his own tourist house. 
Henry thought for a moment and then replied, “You know, you would be in direct competition to me, don’t you?”
“Yes, dad, but in a smaller way. Besides, there are so many people coming here now, that you turn people away every night.”
“Where will you build it?”
“Down in the grove. That way I’ll catch people coming in from the south.
“Sounds like a good plan, son.” David went on to build and open the boarding house, which 

was filled up every night. He called it The Grove. He catered to sportsmen and worked with 

guides such as John and Jerry Plumley, Amos Hough, Henry Stanton, the Robinson men, 
Sabattis men, Reuben Cary, and Alonzo Wood.

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