Postcards from Boot Lake Past
Latest postcard of "downtown Lakewood" in the early 1950's If you look closely you can see the steps of the Red Owl store where I would sit with my Drumstick ice cream cone melting watching the cars drive past. Very exciting.
So if you think traffic is bad now in Lakewood in the summertime , take a look at what it was like in the mid 50's. Note Connors lumber yard on the left hand side of 32 and the Red Owl and Adams IGA on the right.
This looks like the southern corner of the lake (see red arrow below).
I have stood on that bridge and I think it is still there today.
On the near side of the bridge is a small ‘canal’ that just ends about where the picture taker is standing.
On the far side of the bridge on the right there is an opening that leads out to the lake.
There is not an ‘island’ on the far side as it appears but rather shore line.
This was a ‘Lodge’ back in the 1920’s before the Lieght family bought it
Mountain Trolly Early 1900's
Boot Lake CCC Camp 1930s
Boot Lake Collage 1930s
Boot Lake 1925 postcard
Boot Lake 1928
Boot Lake Pine Ridge Resort 1930
Boot Lake Snow 1935
Bud Erler 1948
Earlers Lodge Pumproom 1940s
Erler Bar 1964
Pine Ridge 1960s
Pine Ridge Lodge Advertisment
Pintsch's Hardware 1930's