Hall's Lake Settlement Area

Geographic location: Hwy 35, Stanhope Township

Interesting Facts:

Most of Stanhope's first pioneers augmented the returns from their crops by construction work on the historic roads. Long before surveyors or road gangs penetrated the hinterland, Boshkung and the adjoining waters were the highways of both Indians and trappers. A folk tale persists which claims that a trapper named Hall, camping by the shores of what is now Hall's Lake, disagreed with a band of passing Indians and was murdered by them. White men, learning of his fate, bestowed his name upon the lake where he met his death. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds, pg. 301

Halls Lake is said to posses the "deepest waters in the County". In the days of the pine loggers, a drive moving a block of timber, threw out its entire warping line, about 1,000 feet, and never touched bottom. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds, pg. 313