Thursday, 1 December 2011

Morning Smile

I had the pleasure of chatting this week with Bill Garden.  His family once owned the north part of lot 108/ south part of lot 109 on 5th Street.  It had been a number of years since he had been back to visit but he asked after a large number of people and was really surprised at how many were still here.  He was full of some amazing stories, but this one really made me laugh.

Bill had been working at the Lake View Inn guiding Americans who had come up to fish.  One morning, he took one of the guests out and the man caught a huge muskie.  The gentleman immediately pulled out his gun and fired six time.  Completely missed the fish but put six large holes in the boat, which immediately started to sink.  Bill got them back to shore just in time.

From the Cave family collection

If you have any stories or pictures about The Lake View Inn, we'd love to hear them.

Summer 1947

Jack Fee on his bike

Update - December 2nd, 2011

Ian K e-mailed to add:

I remember the Lake View Inn.... the soda fountain was on the left as you face the front. It had the shiny chrome surround leather top (red) round fixed seats along the counter which ran parallel to the right inside wall. Great sundays and milk shakes with the milk coming from the Rutherford farm. I would often ride there with Tim & Mike S to the Parlor and meet Paddy there. I seem to recall there were some peculiar circumstances when it burn down...

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