June 2, 1877 Neenah Gazette
Hearkening back to our blog post of August 28th when we spoke of John Robert's career in the hotel business in Menasha and Neenah. Once again, Don Nussbaum was nice enough to provide the details of Roberts Resort's opening in 1877.
I found it interesting that the festivities didn't begin until after "the company" began arriving at 9 pm in "the house." Was this so the guests could enjoy walking the grounds before nightfall? They then fed the 300 or so guests within the hour so dancing could begin around 10 pm in the same dining room. Quite efficient, I'd say.