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

The Long Branch of Indiana  


The Long Branch of Indiana as Viewed by a 'Pbaros' Reporter, Done Up in a Bicycle Shirt

Within the last five years, Maxinkuckee has become the favorite summer resort of Indiana and has properly been termed the Long Branch of the State. As Logansport is well; represented, it will doubtless be of more or less iinterest to the readers of the Pharos to learn how we are situated, how the time is put in, etc.

After experiencing not a few diffic ulties we arrived at the lake completely done up, as it were.

In the language of Mark Twain, no boiled shirts go here, and to be up with the timeswere complelled to jump into a bicycle shirt.

Then it was that we beheld Maxinkuckee in all its glory. The "banks are lined with club houses, hotels, cottages , boat houses, etc.

The lake was first discovered by an old Indian Chief, who, beholding its clear waters, remarked to his followers: ' 'Max-en-kuckee." meaning clear water. It was long pop ulated by different bands of hostiles who termed the lake their paradise.

The land around the lake was. up to five years back, owned exclusively by farmers, but now it is owned to a certain extent by private parties, members of club houses etc.

The lake proper is three miles wide and six miles long. It affords excellent sailing, as there are no islands to break the wind and necessarily cause the sailor to keep constantly shiftng about the sail. We have not been "across the pond," but in conversation with one who has crossed, we were told that Maxenknckee is a finer body of water than Europe affords. He is an attorney, and all due allowane is the made for him. in our opinion the lake is the most beautiful watering place Indiana can boast of and were its lands the least bit more artistic we would claim the palm.

Logansport is rpresented by the following families, who remain at the Lake during the entire season, besides a number of others who come and go according to their notion:
G. W. Burrow,
Geo. B. Forgy,
Dio A. Houk,
M. Winfield, and
S. T. McConnelll

The favorite amusements are boating, fishing, bathing, pitching horseshoes, studying the history of the four kings, and others too numerous to mention.

The club houses are Rochester, Plymouth, Peru and Indianapolis. Each club takes turn and entertains the guests at the other houses. Saturday night the Plymouth club gave a dance and, to say the least, it was a most enjoyable affair. The entire pop ulace the Lake was present and participated in the festivities

As to the Lake and its inhabitants, we have said enough and before closing it would probably be well to say the accomodation are first-class. It does not require a young fortune to spend a few weeks at this resort as usualy is the case at watering places, but a most enjoyable and profitable time can be had for comparatively nothing.

Long Point, August 7, 1882