Angola, Indiana 46703

Crooked Lake History

 

If you have an old photo or postcards of Crooked Lake we will post it here to share with everyone. Please send them to dave43615@gmail.com

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.

 

New Article and photos from Bruce Hamilton about St. Joseph Valley Traction Co. Railroad Line

 

 


 

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

 

"Hello

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

Train 152 (NYC) Head East -underpass US 27N

 

St. Joseph Valley Line-Car 173

St. Joseph Valley Line-Car 172

 

St. Joseph Valley Line-Car 173

Map of Steuben County rail lines

 

St. Joseph Valley Line-Car 174

Open Cars 151&152 ready to depart for Crooked Lake

 

St. Joesph Railway-Adams Express

 
 

Robey's Tinker Shop

1909 View of Long Point

 

Reverse Side of Post Card

 

Captain's Cabin

 

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 Locomotive 

 

Interurban making a stop at Valley Line Station

Lakeside Drive

 

Shoreline

 

Richordsn Dance Hall

 

Another View of Dance Hall

 

Pebble Beach

 

Handcolored Pebble Beach

Sheets Hotel Ad

 

Sheets Hotel

 

Sheets Dining Room

 

Sheets Hotel

 

Sheets Hotel

 

More Unidentified Shoreline

 

Sunset Hotel

 

Sunset Hotel

Hollywood Landing

 

Jim Unger

Hollywood Landing

 

Hollywood Landing 

Grocery Store?

 

Hotel-Unknown

Long Beach

 

Amsbaugh Landing

Richardson's Grocery Store

 

Cassie's Point 

Red Top and Old Hickory 

 

Oakgrove Grocery

Oak Bluff Hotel  

 

North Shore

Crooked Lake Beach 

 

Road Between second and third basin 

.......

 

Sunset Inn

WHO WE ARE

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.

GET IN TOUCH

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