Geneva Lake

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Geneva Lake was formed by a glacier tens of thousands of years ago. The Oneota left historic footprints with a cultural gift in the form of the shore path, which is accessible for all to walk just as the natives did many centuries earlier. Images of America: Geneva Lake illustrates the early history of the communities surrounding the lake—Lake Geneva, Linn, Fontana, and Williams Bay—through scrapbooks, vintage photographs, and storytelling. The chapters in this book cover the history of people, places, pioneers, physical chores, and play at Geneva Lake. Families who have spent time at the lake for generations share enchanting memories, and those new to it can experience "lake living years ago."
ISBN: 9781467112253
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Geneva Lake is the second book by Carolyn Hope Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco about the early history, beauty, and culture of life on Geneva Lake. The first book, Lake Geneva in Vintage Postcards, begins with the Potawatomi tribe naming the lake Kishwauketoe, meaning “clear or sparkling water.” Both authors value, support, and appreciate Geneva Lake's history, preservation, and way of life. Carolyn has spent time in Williams Bay since 1995, and Martha has been at the lake since childhood.
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