crystal lake
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nocturnalmarie

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#1 Feb 17, 2007
I would like any info. that anyone out there has about crystal lake. I used to spend summers there many, many years ago. I would sincerely appreciate any information, such as when it closed, opened, how much it cost to get in around 1970, etc. Thanks so much! M.T.
nocturnalmarie

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#2 Feb 17, 2007
I would also like to know who owns the lake, how many acres is it, etc. Sorry I forgot to put that in my first post! This means a lot to me, like I said before, all of my summer memories as a teenager centered around Crystal lake. Even though I lived in Mansfield, La., I somehow found a way to get over to crystal lake. I can also be E-mailed about this subject at [email protected]
ROY AUSTIN SMITH

Houston, TX

#3 Mar 2, 2007
The lake is still their, but is closed. More than likely belongs Whiddons daughter, who lives on lake.

Since: Feb 07

baytown,texas

#4 Mar 8, 2007
ROY AUSTIN SMITH wrote:
The lake is still their, but is closed. More than likely belongs Whiddons daughter, who lives on lake.
Thanks Roy! I rode by it on my way to arkansas in '03 and it looked real run-down, but if I ever win a lottery I'd still like to buy it! Like I said I spent all of my teenage summers over there. Do you know if these whiddon people have always owned it? How old would this daughter be? I'd love to just to talk to her about it. Thanks so much.
ROY AUSTIN SMITH

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 10, 2007
nocturnalmarie wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Roy! I rode by it on my way to arkansas in '03 and it looked real run-down, but if I ever win a lottery I'd still like to buy it! Like I said I spent all of my teenage summers over there. Do you know if these whiddon people have always owned it? How old would this daughter be? I'd love to just to talk to her about it. Thanks so much.
Yes, the Whiddon's have always owned it. Daughter proably in late 60's.
marie t

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#6 Apr 11, 2007
Well Roy, I didn't win the lottery this time, but I'll keep on trying! Crystal lake is worth that much to me, if ms. Whiddon will sell it that is! If their are any more people out there who would like to share their memories, copies of pictures, etc., of and about crystal lake, well there is certainly a willing ear in Baytown, Tx., Ms. Whiddon talking to you about all of the memories that you probably have stored away would be a dream to me! Those were the good old days, before all kids did was sit and watch T.V.!
Queet

AOL

#7 Oct 8, 2007
I have an old postcard of Crystal Lake. Dated between 1918-1930. I would be happy to sell it for the right price. You can contact me at [email protected]
nocturnalmarie

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#8 Nov 30, 2007
Still waiting on anymore info. about CRYSTAL LAKE! I passed by it on my way to LA. for Thanksgiving and it's as beautiful as ever!
Martha M Richardson Wells

North Richland Hills, TX

#9 Feb 1, 2008
It was the place to go for super fun! I was a scaredy-cat when it came to jumping off the trolly but when I made that first leap of faith, the rest of the day was spent going back up those steps! good luck on your quest. By the way, I went to Longstreet High School.
nocturnalmarie

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#10 Feb 15, 2008
Martha you are certainly right about it being the place to go for fun! I never got up enough nerve to go on the trolleys but I had fun doing everything else over there. I remember paying my fifty cents for admission and getting a little white ribbon to pin to my suit! I went to Mansfield schools until I married at age 15 in 1972. He's still hanging around today! Where exactly was longstreet? Was it just south of shreveport?
Charlotteirish

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#11 Jun 23, 2008
I am a friend of, and currently live with, the daughter (Susan Whiddon) of the man (O.C. Whiddon) who ran Crystal Lake. Contrary to Roy Austin Smith, Susan will only be 65 in August! But it was a good guess Roy! Susan loves to hear of the fun people had at Crystal Lake. You may write her at [email protected]
Marie, you are so interested that I will write you personally at your AOL account and Susan asked that I send you her phone number. Several weeks ago, maybe a month or so, a woman called here and asked if the lake was for sale. Were you that woman?
smith1

United States

#12 Jun 24, 2008
Charlotteirish wrote:
I am a friend of, and currently live with, the daughter (Susan Whiddon) of the man (O.C. Whiddon) who ran Crystal Lake. Contrary to Roy Austin Smith, Susan will only be 65 in August! But it was a good guess Roy! Susan loves to hear of the fun people had at Crystal Lake. You may write her at [email protected]
Marie, you are so interested that I will write you personally at your AOL account and Susan asked that I send you her phone number. Several weeks ago, maybe a month or so, a woman called here and asked if the lake was for sale. Were you that woman?
Haven't heard much about the Lake lately and that was just a guess on Susan. I Have moved back into this country,not too far from Lake. Spent many enjoyable hours in the lake.
nocturnalmarie

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#13 Jun 27, 2008
Dear Charlotte&Susan, I don't think that you are receiving the e-mails that I have been sending, so I thought that I would post my sincere Thank-You for the letter and the beautiful pictures that you sent me of crystal lake. They will be treasured forever, just as crystal lake will be forever cherished in my heart! As I said in the letters, without crystal lake a lot of us would have no memories of summer worth remembering. Summer and crystal lake were one and the same to a lot of us! Again thank you so much and I will try to resend the letters. Marie Trotti-Baytown,TX. Yes, I was the caller and Ms. Susans' friend told me if I won the lottery that I could build my own lake, but as you well know there is only one CRYSTAL LAKE!
Charlotteirish

AOL

#14 Jun 27, 2008
nocturnalmarie wrote:
Dear Charlotte&Susan, I don't think that you are receiving the e-mails that I have been sending, so I thought that I would post my sincere Thank-You for the letter and the beautiful pictures that you sent me of crystal lake. They will be treasured forever, just as crystal lake will be forever cherished in my heart! As I said in the letters, without crystal lake a lot of us would have no memories of summer worth remembering. Summer and crystal lake were one and the same to a lot of us! Again thank you so much and I will try to resend the letters. Marie Trotti-Baytown,TX. Yes, I was the caller and Ms. Susans' friend told me if I won the lottery that I could build my own lake, but as you well know there is only one CRYSTAL LAKE!
Dear Mrs. Trotti,
We have (or at least I have) received your letters. I've emailed you at your AOL address. Susan hasn't been on her computer lately, but I've read the letters I've received TO her. She was thrilled! Take care, and hopefully we call all meet one day soon!
Charlotteirish

AOL

#15 Aug 6, 2008
ROY AUSTIN SMITH wrote:
The lake is still their, but is closed. More than likely belongs Whiddons daughter, who lives on lake.
Right you are Roy! How did you know the Whiddon's had a daughter?
Charlotteirish

AOL

#16 Aug 6, 2008
Right you are Roy! How did you know the Whiddon's had a daughter?
smith1

Houston, TX

#17 Aug 6, 2008
Charlotteirish wrote:
Right you are Roy! How did you know the Whiddon's had a daughter?
In my younger days I visited the the lake quite a few times.
Curious

United States

#18 Sep 26, 2008
Just out of curiosity for those of us in Joaquin, who didn't have the opportunities to make memories at Crystal Lake.... what is the story? Looks like it was a ton of fun! And from all the stories I've heard it was! Tubes, diving boards, trolleys...
nocturnalmarie

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#19 Oct 15, 2008
Curious,
Yes, Crystal Lake was a ton of fun and a terrific place to make a lifetime of memories! It was,"A Summer Place", to hundreds of young people. It was a simpler time when you did not have to have a ton of money to have a good time. A halve of a dollar bought you a lifetime memory. I am so sorry that you missed it. I recently talked to the owner of the lake and she loves talking about the lake. Which is good for someone like me who would love to get back to those simpler times.
Nancy Foshee

North Fort Myers, FL

#20 Dec 22, 2010
I just happened to run across this as I was browsing the Internet and wanted to let all of you and especially Susan know how much I would love to hear from any of you who remember me. I graduated from Logansport High in 1960, so I really remember the absolute best of the best about Crystal Lake. How much fun we had swimming and dancing the summers away. Susan, Jimmy and I had lots of fun away from the lake also. Susan, do you remember the night you and I started drinking gin and 7-Up and ended up just drinking gin from the bottle because it was too much trouble to mix it??? Please let me hear from you, so we can share other stories.
Nancy
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