Nominations:Wilford H. Fawcett

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In 1921 Capt. Billy purchased 80 remote acres on one of Minnesota's most beautiful lakes. He named it Breezy Point and proceded to build a fabulous resort. His creation of comfort in a place where people could enjoy the out of doors was really the beginning of the resort industry in MN.

He first built cabins and then a hotel and then a great lodge. By 1925 his resort could accommodate 1,000 guests with luxury facilities and fine dining. Capt. Billy also brought golf to an area that is now nationally known for its golf facilities.

The resort that Capt. Billy founded is still in business today. There is probably no one that had a bigger influence on the resort industry than Capt. Billy Fawcett.

Capt. Billy passed away in 1940.
~John Longnecker, Pequot Lakes, MN

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