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


TO MAXINKUCKEE from Terre Haute

THREE routes to Lake Maxin- kuckee, one of Indiana’s most pop ular resorts, have been drafted by E. W. Johnson who has just returned from a trip to the lake. Mr. Johnson always notes conditions of roads and if possible makes a complete log of all of the trips he makes during the summer.

One of the roads to Maxinkuckee is paved practically all of the way, there being 150 miles of pavement and about 38 miles of good gravel. This route is as follows:
    National Old Trails to Indianapolis, about 72 miles, turn left at Meridian and Washington streets, keeping around monument; straight north on Meridian, passing Meridian chicken dinner place, (caution for many curves), onto No, 1 paved road. At Canal, turn left on outgoing road to Westfield, direct through Westfield to Kokomo. In Kokomo follow white line in center of street straight through city on direct paved route to Peru (State Road No. 1). Coming to court house in Peru, turn left, curving to end of pavement, turn left into Mexico. From Mexico keep to right with gravel t¿rough Perrysburg and then to Rochester. Two miles out of Rochester on paved road is Manitou lake. Out of Rochester head on wide gravel road to Michigan pike, 77:5 miles from courthouse. Turn left on Hoosier Motor club highway (large Mentone sign) and follow this direct, with one right turn, to Lake Maxinkuckee. Total distance 188 miles.

Another route is west on the National road to Manhattan, north to Greencastle on state road No. 32, then to Crawfordsville, Lafayette, and then on county gravel to Monticello, Winamac, and then onto state road to Bass Lake. Right on state road No. 50 to Maxinkuckee, 173 miles, all gravel.

The shortest and what Mr. Johnson terms the most beautiful route is along country roads, keeping away from state highways as much as possible. It is through Rockville, Marshall, right out of Marshall to Guion, Waveland, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Delphi, Camden, Logansport, Lee’s Corners, Keewanee, Delong and Maxinkuckee. This route is about 160 miles and all of the roads are gravel in splendid condition, with wronderf ul scenery the entire distance

Terre Haute Saturday Spectator, Saturday, July 25, 1925