Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

A List Names of cottages - 1905  

From the Logansport Daily Pharos Jul 7 1905 pg. 8 in an article entitled:

Lake Maxinkuckee
Some Inklings Concerning This Beautiful Sheet of Fresh Water
Fast Becoming Favorite Resort
Logansporters and Others Have cottages There

The most beautiful sheet of the fresh water lakes, o£ Indiana, and one among the purest and coldest fresh water bodies in the United States is that of our own Lake Maxinkuckee.

Hill-rimmed and shut in from all the surface water without she sleeps in grandeur nestled, among her shores parasoled all around with the shady groves of oak.

Only a few years ago she slept like an infant unattendedólike a flower that is "born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air." But slow to be interpreted, like the discovery of all tremendous truth, she now reveals herself to the children of the earth who more and more each year are haunted to her shores to drink the beauty of her scenes and to sip the nectar of her refreshing air.

Maxinkuckee. She is beautif ul indeed. Behold her as she lies before you a product not made with hands. Perfect, except in that to be modified only in trimmings by the hands of those who wo uld suit her beauty to their own liking and convenient need. Nestled against her northwest shore is the village of Culver nee Marmont, because when wedded to the son, the Military academy, she. must needs to bear his name.

In extent Lake Maxinkuckee is three miles long and two miles wide containing approximately about five square miles of water surface, and having ten miles of Lake front. The lake is fed wholly by springs, the water is clear and pure, cold and fresh, and many flowing wells are on its banks. Its waters teem with fishes, such as black bass, large and small mouth; rock bass, crapple, warmouth, ringed perch, blue gill, sun fish, common and longeared; walleyed pike, catfish, calico bass, American eel, and non-edible. longnosed gar and dogfish, making fishing one of the leading sports. The lake is usually smooth, making boating delightf ul and safe.

The steamboats now in use are the " Peerless" and Newwaugee [Neeswaughee]" owned and managed by CaptainCrook, and the Loyd McSheehy," owned and managed by A. J. Knapp. There are five government yachts in use by the cadets of Culver Military Academy.

Clustered around the shores are cottages , club houses, hotels and Culver Military Academy, which is fast rivaling the leading military schools of the United States. There are many clubs and different societies so one may choose whatever entertainment he desires.

The new Lake View hotel constructed by the Vandalia railroad, was opened and dedicated to the general public June 8 and is a neat and modern structure. No pains have been spared by the Vandalia to beautify the grounds surrounding the depot. Sodding has been done, cement walks are put down, flowers and trees have been planted, and a regular gardener is engaged to look after the grounds and keep them in order. The Maxinkuckee Assembly, under the auspices of the Christian church denomination, has been established there. A large pavilion has been erected by them, many cottages built, and the grounds surrounding nicely improved. This assembly meets this year July 19 to August 11.

The Logansport people who own cottagus at the Lake are:
Among those from other parts of tho state who own cottage are :