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

1906 Logansport Daily Pharos Snippets  

1906 mar 8 - MONSTER REMONSTRANCE. A monster saloon remonstrance hasbeen filed from Union township, Marshall county, in which Maxinkuckee isJocated. It contains 325 names, 40more than is needed. If the petition is sufficient it will wipe out the saloonsat Culver and Burr Oak for aperiod of two years.

Big Delegation From Indianapolis Shops Goes Through to Lake C. A. Crummell, manager of the local exchange of the Central Union Telephone company, is busily engaged these days in installing the improved service at Lake Maxinkuckee. 24 - May 1906 LOGANSPORT DAILY PHAROS

21 AUg 1906 Culver SAILOR BOYS
    Young Cadets Make Wonderf ul Developmentin Summer DRILLS ON LAND AND WATERPROVE A FINE EDUCATION FOR YOUNG MEN.

    A snowy stretch of canvas on oneof the inviting shores of Wlnoria Lake where the newspaper workers who attended the allied editorial rally found pleasing sailors of the Culver Naval School, who had been invited by the editorial associations of Indiana to participate in the features of the week, gave an insight iiito one of the extraordinary military schools of the country. The sailors took six cutters to Winona Lake from their own. waters at Lake Maxinkuckee, and with the white sails hoisted gave some picturesque drills on the waves. On one afternoon the sailors charged upon one of the long shady shores, and found awaiting them a division of cadets who were armed with rifles and supported by cannon and galling guns, and a stirring sham battle was fought to the bloodless finish. The editors, too, found enjoyment in using the large cutters which the U. S. Government gave the Culver institution, the newspaper workers utilizing the craft for races.

    Outside of West Point, the government training school from which it replenishes its army, one will not ii the United States find a duplicate of the Culver academy. Through the winter it is a military and preparatory school for boys, and through the summer period of relaxation it is a naval school for the development o£ growing, active boys. The naval course is attractive to hundreds of boys from c ultured families, and it has so expanded that it has become internationalin character. Among the sailors who were at Winona Lake was a Chinese boy, who had been sent tothe school by the Chinese legation at Washington. Another sailor was from Ecuador, whose expenses were paid by his government, and five were Mexicans. Twenty-seven states of the Union were also represented.

    It is at Lake Maxinkuckee that one finds these sailors at home. While they are in the summer school fot only eight weeks, they develop remarkable talent in their water and laud drills. They follow rigid reg ulations and thg cadets, while young in years, within four or five weeks take on the high polish which marks a well mannered youth. They seem perfect in discipline. By the time one of them gets out of the summer naval school he has a coat of tan, has had a fine summer on and in the water, and he is more than a sailor—he is a boy who shows the influences of a healthy, moral atmosphere.

    The naval school has had remarkable growth. It began four years age with twenty-two cadets, and its future seems under the glowing sun, or its enrollments are now to be measured by hundreds. The acadmy was founded in 1S94 by H. H. Culver , a philanthropic citizens of St. Louis, with a view to helping boys of the present day to obtain an education which would best fit them for college or for business.

    The school is on the north shore of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee, which covers an area of about twelve square miles, resting in an amphitheatre of finely wooded, rolling country. Theacademy is in a park of forty acres, with 260 acres more available as occasion may demand.

    The shore isdotted with charming summer homes and hotels, and it is a delightf ul place for learning and recreation for an American youth. While Culver is not a, religious institution so far as support from B, denomination goes, the fac ulty is made up of Christian men who do what they can to keep the school in a Christian atmosphere.

1906- 2 Jun Mr. and Mrs. Perrlne, of Indianapolis, passed through the city this morning in an automobile enroute to their summer cottage at Lake Maxinkuckee. "They made the distance of 72 miles between Indianapolis and this city' in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Mr. Perrine is president ,of the American National" bank at'the capital city. Beginning next Sunday the .Vanda- lia line will begin the special summer service,to. Lake Maxinkuckee. The rate will, be75 cents; for the round; trip and trains -wjll leave here every: Sunday morning at 7:10 and 10:20 o'clock; Returning the trains will arrive here at 7:25 and 9:20 p. m. J.M. Douglass and childrea: were: among the Maxinkuckee excursionists, yesterday