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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012: GROPP'S LAKE, LAKESIDE, LAKESIDE PARK, YARDVILLE A HEADS UP

Here's an exciting entry into local Hamilton history. My friend Nancy Johnes Fell has put together a volume based on a journal which was written by her father, Robert Teunon Johnes. Those who are familiar with Charles Teunon, whose articles I have posted and/or referred to over the years, will recall that he was one of the developers of today's Lakeside Park as a "bungalow community" back in the early 20th century. The very interesting reminiscences which Nancy's father wrote in his journal are historic treasures. As seen in the graphic, copies are available from Nancy, and and are also available in the Local History workshop at the Hamilton Library. Call in advance to be sure I am in the office:
609-581-4060 Ext. 4016.
RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....LAKESIDE WAS A GODSEND DURING THE 30'S AND 40'S. I LEARNED TO SWIM THERE AND MADE GOOD USE OF THE DIVING PLATFORM ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE BEACH AND THE STORE. OUTSIDE OF THE CANALS, GROPP'S LAKE WAS ABOUT IT WHEN IT CAME TO COOLING OFF AND ENJOYING THE WATER. IT WAS NEARBY THE CITY AND EASY TO GET TOO. BEST REGARDS.

Ron Bound said...

Love this picture. When the AF sent me back to NJ, we bought a house on the other side of Gropp's Lake. When I left in 1970, I wanted to keep the house, to come back to and maybe retire in, in 79. When I came back the lake was a swamp, when the damn burst. Sad site to see it as a swamp.
Ron Bound HHS 56

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RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....LAKESIDE WAS A GODSEND DURING THE 30'S AND 40'S. I LEARNED TO SWIM THERE AND MADE GOOD USE OF THE DIVING PLATFORM ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE BEACH AND THE STORE. OUTSIDE OF THE CANALS, GROPP'S LAKE WAS ABOUT IT WHEN IT CAME TO COOLING OFF AND ENJOYING THE WATER. IT WAS NEARBY THE CITY AND EASY TO GET TOO. BEST REGARDS.

Ron Bound said...

Love this picture. When the AF sent me back to NJ, we bought a house on the other side of Gropp's Lake. When I left in 1970, I wanted to keep the house, to come back to and maybe retire in, in 79. When I came back the lake was a swamp, when the damn burst. Sad site to see it as a swamp.
Ron Bound HHS 56

Mary Ellen said...

MY first cousin 2x removed owned a bungalow at Lakeside Park in 1914. His name was Franklin Binn "Frank" Ringkamp. He was a check clerk at the First National Bank in Trenton at that time.
Mary Ellen