Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana. Headlines: Chemistry on the Creekbank; Parking Meters Coiming to Greentown; Annexation, Sidewalks, Truck, Among Requests at Town Council; Some Questions Answered
Starke County (Ind.) ; Tourism; Merry-go-rounds; Shooting galleries; Ferris wheels; Water slides; Beaches;
Bass Lake Park was located right on the lake at the south end of Bass Lake. It was built by Harry Rannells and featured a carousel, ferris wheel, shooting gallery, cafe and water slide. Later it became Brydon's Beach.
George Peterson's Conradine, Majestic and Leatha Mae are shown docked at their pier at the south end of Bass Lake. All three excursion boats were powered by steam engines. Their typical duty was delivering tourists and supplies to the various...
In 1927 developers created the Bass Lake Golf Course on farmland purchased from Fred M. White. This postcard was made from a photograph of the 11th green. The golf course was a full service 18 hole course and is still in operation today.
Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Lakes & ponds; Tourism; Tourists;
The Bass Hotel or Old Bass Hotel as it was sometimes known was located on the west side of Bass Lake near today's intersection of 500 South and State Road 210. Built around 1890, it was right on the lake. A road did not pass by that area then and...
Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Lakes & ponds; Tourism; Boats;
The Brabrook Hotel was located on what is called Cedar Point on the west side of Bass Lake. The hotel burned down in 1913. Prior to being called the Brabrook it was named the Larimer Hotel and was the first hotel to be built on the lake. It was...
The front of this advertisement for the Wawasee Inn has a photograph of the ball room at the Inn. The back of this advertisement has a brief article describing some of the amenities of the Wawasee Inn.
The front of this advertisement for the Wawasee Inn shows a group of sailboats on Lake Wawasee. The back of this advertisement has a brief article on the railroad facilities that are available to visitors of the Wawasee Inn.
Starke County (Ind.) ; Boats; Lakes & ponds; Hotels;Tourism;
The original Bass Lake Hotel was located on the lake's west side just north of 500 South. It was owned by Harry Rannells. At that time, around 1890, a road did not exist in that area so rather than arriving in a taxicab, guests arrived by boat.
Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Lakes & ponds; Tourism;
The Smith Hotel is rather a mystery to those who live or vacation at Bass Lake. It is thought to have been owned by a Dr. Smith who lived at the north end of Bass Lake. It may easily have been more of a family guest house or what we would call a...