Near Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Hotz Estate
Under the careful stewardship of the Hotz family, the land recovered from the logging era. In 1967, the family began selling their land to the state of Wisconsin for Newport State Park. Hotz's stewardship ethic is carried on today in the wilderness management philosophy of the park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 45° 14.07′ N, 86° 59.856′ W. Marker is near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from County Highway NP, 3.4 miles south of State Highway 42, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at Lot 1 in Newport State Park Wilderness Area. Fee area; a vehicle admission sticker is required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay WI 54210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Pilot Island Site (approx. 4 miles away); The Clearing (approx. 4 miles away); The Skipper (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Fishtug Skipper (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rudder from the "City of Glasgow" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Anchor (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Anchor (approx. 4.1 miles away); Windlass & Associated Equipment (approx. 4.1 miles away).
More about this marker. photo captions:
Outhouse The outhouse as it looked before renovation. The outhouse was restored and moved to this site in 1995 with the help of the Newport Wilderness Society.
Hotz Cabin The cabin was completed in 1920. In 1978, the State of Wisconsin purchased the final parcel of the Hotz property, which included the cabin and outhouse.
A private party purchased the cabin in 1985. He dismantled the cabin log by log and reconstructed it on Cliff Top Road, south of Sturgeon Bay.
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Historical Society. Photograph of Ferdinand Hotz with the Emperor Maximilian Diamond. (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
2. The Door County Photographs of Ferdinand Hotz. (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.