Postcards

 

 

back of post card

By virtue of being a popular tourist destination, GOTL had hundreds of different postcards produced showing off its beaches, dance halls, cottages and other attractions. Some of these were hand-colored black-and-white photos, other were artist drawings.

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Humorous postcards were produced that could have applied to just about any beach community:IMAG0096

 

Some postcards were clearly fake. Consider this photograph that purports to be of Geneva-on-the-Lake’s beach:

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Our guests remember:

Chestnut Grove

My extended family and I vacationed at Chestnut Grove from 1948-1964. Being from McKeesport, it was a dream come true to go there every summer. I currently live in Michigan but go back occasionally. Not too long ago, I found a post card of some of the cottages where the swings and horseshoe pit were and a local artist is making me a 24×36 painting of it. I can't wait to see it! So many wonderful memories and so few things left as reminders. It is nice to know that others still remember and care.

Michelle Turner ( a Chestnut Grove Kid)

Idle-A-While

We vacationed every summer at Idle-A-While in the late '50s and early '60s, partially because my aunt was the receptionist there. I often got to ring the bell summoning guests to breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room, which was staffed by co-eds from various universities. Evenings were spent playing bingo, fascination and other games on the strip or bridge and poker back at Idle-A-While. Great memories.
John Bloom

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