Chippewa Lake

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Formed by glaciers, Chippewa Lake has been drawing visitors since early Indian tribes came to hunt and fish; settlers first laid down roots in the area during the War of 1812. Soon, visitors hoping to escape the heat of the city discovered the cooling waters of Chippewa. Eventually, a pleasure resort was developed, and the area expanded. Churches, a school, a brickyard, a grain elevator, general stores, a post office, and a meat market were established. Passenger trains delivered families laden with picnic baskets to Chippewa Lake Park, an amusement park that featured water activities, a carousel, a roller coaster, and a ballroom. Dignitaries, politicians, and entertainers frequented the park. A cottage community developed along the shoreline in neighborhoods like Gloria Glens, Briarwood Beach, and Chippewa-on-the-Lake. Before refrigeration, ice was harvested from the lake in the winter and shipped as far away as Philadelphia. After 100 years in operation, Chippewa Lake Park closed in 1978. The lake is currently owned by the Medina County Park District and still offers spectacular sunsets and public fishing and boating.
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ISBN: 9781467126663
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 227
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Amber Dalakas, Gayle Foster, and Sharon Karhan were assisted by members of the Chippewa Lake Ohio Historical Society; together, fueled by their passion for history, they compiled this collection of photographs and memories from longtime residents.
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