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    • City Water Works-Reservoir

    • Waterworks; Reservoirs
    • This reservoir was located east of town. There were at least three such reservoirs around Madison. Plans for one of the early reservoirs were approved by the city council in 1846 under the guidance and ownership of Thomas Godman. It was to be...
    • Mrs. Schenbeck tells historical society-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Porter, Jeannette 1867-1977; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.); Limberlost Swamp (Ind.)
    • Mary "Mamie" Schenbeck was well noted as a personal friend of Jeannette Porter and her mother. Mamie gave a presentation to the Adams Historical Society which included history around Geneva; Charles Porter and his business interests; various people...
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    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph of a lone grosbeak sitting on a branch appeared in the July 1, 1901 issue of Outing magazine. There it has the caption of "Young Grosbeak - One of Six." The caption written in red ink below the photograph though illegible is not...
    • Nest of the vesper sparrow

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph is labeled Nest of Vesper Sparrow. Appearing in the July issue of "Outing magazine" on page 440, it bears the caption, Ground Sparrow's nest. Of those birds building on the ground, Gene says,"The architecture of about one-half the...
    • Spelling Lesson -1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene had written a story and sent it to Metropolitan Magazine. Perriton Maxwell asked that a similar story be written with illustrations for the Christmas issue. This letter arrived with less than 24 hours to meet the deadline. "By four o'clock I...
    • A frog in his throat - 2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography;
    • "I saw this Blue Heron for myself, hunted him to his favorite feeding grounds alone, and secured these studies of him, which may be the reason I am so especially fond of them. I was located at a small boarding-house on the Inland Route, and with my...
    • Centerview Hotel Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Clippings; Hotels; Advertisements;
    • Advertisement for a hotel on Bass Lake Indiana built around 1907. Obviously a place with good home cooking, and a great beach for vacationers. The structure still exists today as a private residence. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue...
    • Hoffman Food Shop Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Clippings; Advertisements; Grocery stores;
    • The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times. Note the location on Bass Lake called the Junction of Roads 10 and 29. US 29 was later changed to US 35. This junction is at the south end of the lake where US 35 heads south to...
    • Lakeside Garage in Winona Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Automobile service stations; Advertisements;
    • In the early 1930s, Lakeside Garage was located in Winona, Indiana. Winona was a small town located on Bass Lake's northeast corner. William Vergin was the proprieter. The lake's fire truck was housed in his garage at that time. The...
    • Van's Inn Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Restaurants;
    • Advertisement for a restaurant popular in the 1930s and 1940s called Van's Inn. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times. Van's Inn had what was then called "legal beer", gas, oil, food, cabins, a merry-go-round and even...
    • E & H Reser Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Grocery stores;
    • E & H Reser was a grocery store located in Winona, a small town on Bass Lake's northeast corner. The store offered groceries, meat, fruit and produce. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times.
    • Public Golf Tournament Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Golf;
    • On Sunday's in the 1930s, there were free golf tournaments and free refreshments at the Bass Lake Golf Course. In 1927 developers created the Bass Lake Golf Course on farmland purchased from Fred M. White. The golf course was a full service 18...
    • Dance at the Blue Dog Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Dance halls; Music;
    • The Blue Dog was a dance hall located on Bass Lake's west side and part of the Taggart Hotel. Dorothy Bush was the Manager at the time of this ad. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times.
    • Crystal Gardens Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.); Advertisements; Dance;
    • The Crystal Gardens on Bass Lake held a dance every night of the week except Monday night during the summer. The ballroom and hotel were located at the south end of Bass Lake. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times.
    • Staley's Bar-B-Q Advertisement

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Advertisements; Clippings; Restaurants;
    • Staley's Barbeque boasts 25 years in the the same location which was the South End of Bass Lake. The advertisement is taken from a 1932 issue of the Bass Lake Times.

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