Rapid Growth, Community Spirit Help Make Facilities Available for All Vacationists
from the Green Bay Press Gazette, June 1940
The coming community of the Peninsula is what the people of Sister Bay like to have said about their home community, and they have ample justification for that tile for there are few communities that have weathered the storms of the years and are still striding forward like this village where highways 42 and 57 join.
In the old days here were the largest general store, the grist mill, and lumbering center and other activities that made Sister Bay the village most often visited by settlers in the northern peninsula. Today the village still has the largest store anywhere in the county outside of the city of Sturgeon Bay; its lumbering industry of the pioneer days is gone but instead it has one of the largest lumber and building supply concerns in the county, furnishing the material that goes into the making of the fine summer homes in the vicinity. Even the old-time grist mill is not forgotten, for in the same location, only modernized to supply not only farmers but the homeowners with every service for the care of their plants, flowers and lawns, is the same mill.
Added To Its Growth
And through the years Sister Bay had added to its growth and is still adding every modern convenience for the visitor, including store of every kind, grocery, dry goods, drugs, meats, furniture, hardware, sporting goods. There are cafes for the complete dinner or a hurried lunch; hotels for every taste, including the Liberty Park, Du Nord, Sister Bay hotel and Little Sister resort, and the cottage list is a long one, including Berns cottages, Lambs cottages, Kellstrom, Edwards, Jacobson, Carlson, and Sunset Beach cottage group and others, assuring the visitors just what they wish in accommodations.
The village has its own waterfront park, with an up-to-date yacht pier. The park set on cool Sister Bay harbor snuggles down to the water’s edge in a woodland setting that invites the visitor to rest in care-forgetting comfort, for there are restful benches conveniently placed throughout the park.
The local people believe that to be a coming village it requires a wholehearted effort on the park of the entire community; that is the way the village has accomplished things in the past and is undertaking new things today.
Build Community Hall
The waterfront park was a community effort with each person having a certain park in making the undertaking a success. Today the entire village is cooperating in the building of a beautiful community hall to be the center of much future activities, for the new hall, being constructed with native stone, will house a public library, village offices, community kitchen and dinning hall, besides an auditorium to seat 400 people where all types of gatherings may be held. The hall is being constructed on land adjoining the waterfront park.
All these point to the reason why every visitor is assured of a pleasant, enjoyable stay at Sister Bay, for the entire community joins in making his stay a real vacation. All types of outdoor activities are nearby, golf, tennis, one of the best riding stables to be found anywhere, for those that care for leisurely canters through winding bridle paths, and nowhere will one find the fishing better. Whatever the visitor cares to do with his vacation day, the coming village will provide it in the way it is wanted.