When we purchased the resort back in 1986 all the cottages were different colors of green. I like green and chose a pale green color to paint everything. It was quite a project.
All the Cottages had strange names too.
Waco was a cottage they removed and the sign was stuck and grown into a Willow Tree.
Wewoka became Aspen ( I wanted some kind of order)
Sioux City ?? became Birch
St. Louis?? became Cedar
South Omaha ?? or maybe St. Charles?? became Maple
Tulsa became Oak
Cherokee became Pine
Kansas City became Spruce
Willow didn’t have a proper name, they used it for storage.
The Fish Cleaning house was named Colfax because the first people who cleaned fish were from Colfax Iowa.
I am getting older and don’t quite remember which was which I may have Sioux City and St. Louis mixed up. We always laughed at that name Wewoka.. We woka up! They were originally named for towns of the first guests.
I have a video someplace, few of the old photos have names that you can read…and none of the photos are marked with cottage names..just dates. Another winter project.
Our daughters may remember.
The pontoon on the left was called Big Blue, Far Guy bought it for ten dollars. It nearly sank as water came over the boards as Art and Kathy towed us home after we bought it. It was beached and the pontoons were repaired and a new deck was installed. Some of my favorite times was when we loading up a cooler and the grill and heading out in front of the resort to cook supper and ignore the ringing phone on a Friday night...we had an outside bell that rang when the phone rang. Saturday was work day…cleaning those cottages kept me busy.
The stone foundation boat house on the edge of the lake is all that remains. Boat house and bait on the lower level and the upper level was a Recreation Room.