Began in general store business, Peru, 1875. Entered lumber manufacturing business, 1880, and now owns extensive tracts of timber land. Entered hotel business, 1903, attaching an “outdoor fireplace,” the only one of the kind known to exist.
A leading propagandist of forestry in N.E. Attended, by special invitation, the 3 days’ conference for the preservation of natural resources, called by President Roosevelt, at the White House, May 1908. Lover of wild animals and earnest advocate of protection of deer, for which purpose he has an extensive park.
Author of “The Green Mountain Boys,” and Ira Allen. Has deeded Mount Bromley, overlooking his native village, to the state upon condition that no trees shall ever be cut upon it and put the adjacent mountain range under perpetual protection of the state. Owner of a “lodge” in the center of a 10,000-acre timber tract.