Angola, Indiana 46703

Crooked Lake History Needs Your Help



If you have an old photo or postcards of Crooked Lake we will post it hear to share with everyone.

And if you have a narrative or story from the history of Crooked Lake we would be excited to also add it to our history page.

Below is a wonderful  story as part of the history of Crooked Lake.



I found your e-mail on the Crooked Lake website. This story was among the personal items that I "inherited" from my grandfathers' (Harrison Shearer) older sister Jennie. Jennie died in 1968 at the age of 92. She and her husband, Burton C Shenefield  had no children. Jennie, it seems, was an aspiring writer and this was one of the stories I have of hers.

The original is in long hand, and I have transcribed it here. Some background. Jennie and Burton were in their mid forties at the time of this trip. Burton was an educator, and at the time of his death in 1933, was the principal at Studebaker Elementary School in South Bend. It seems they were vacationing with Ann, RHL (not sure of name) and their son John Longfield. I believe that they drove their car for the 6 1/2  hour drive from South Bend to Crooked Lake.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Gerald Shearer"           [Open the story in a PDF format]


Crooked Lake Greeting 1920


Reverse Side of Card


1909 View of Long Point


Reverse Side of Post Card


Hollywood Beach


Captain's Cabin


Old Point Comfort


Old Point Comfort

Sheets Ice Cream Parlor


Ice Cream Parlor Another View


3rd View Ice Cream Parlor


4th View with

St. Joesph Valley Transportation Co.


Jim Unger

Lakeside Drive


Pebble Beach

Richordsn Dance Hall


Crooked Lake Scene

Sheets Hotel Ad


Sheets Hotel


Sheets Dining Room


Sheets Hotel


Sheets Hotel


Sheets Hotel

Sunset Hotel


Sunset Hotel

Hollywood Landing


Sunset Inn


The mission of the Crooked Lake Association is to maintain and improve the quality of lake living for all properties that surround our beautiful lake community. We are a group of individuals, moms and dads, old and young, employed and retired, that strive to achieve this mission by volunteering our time and talents to the association.


Crooked Lake Association
P.O. Box 573
Angola, Indiana 46703
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