Photo Gallery

Cynthia and Orren Whiddon

Cynthia and Orren Whiddon

Mattie and Joe Whiddon

Mattie and Joe Whiddon

Crystal Lake 1.0 Circa 1911

Crystal Lake 1.0 Circa 1911

Crystal Lake 2.0 Circa 1955

Crystal Lake 2.0 Circa 1955

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16 thoughts on “Photo Gallery

  1. Linda Cummings Broadus

    Sure could have been in some of these pictures! Our favorite place to go. Lots of memories! So much fun!

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    1. admin Post author

      Yes Linda! I bet you were in some of them! We’re still looking for more pictures to share, if you see any others let us know. Thanks for dropping by! If you would like to write an article or share a memory about your time there – please feel free to send it to me.

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    1. admin Post author

      Mine too, Dorothy! We went to visit my grandparents and it was one of the neatest parts of the visit for sure! A place I’ll always remember. It’s amazing how many lives it touched and how many folks have such amazing and wonderful memories of it. Send us any memoirs of pics if you want, we’ll post them! =)

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  2. Traci L. Barnhill

    I lived in Paxton.
    My Mom took my sister Chridtine and me every summer.
    There was not alot to do for kids around there.
    I have so many awesome memories from Crystal Lake!!!
    Thanks!!!!

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  3. Frances Freeman

    Charles and I have been married for over 55 years, but I still remember the first time I saw him — he was sitting on the lifeguard stand at Crystal Lake. We were introduced a few hours later in the dance hall. Our Cupid that day was Richard Pridgin,, and before Charles’ break (from lifeguard duty) was over, we had a date for his night off. I spent many summer evenings in the Crystal Lake dance hall waiting for the lake to close so Charles could join us. We have two daughters, four grown grandchildren, and a great grandson, and it all started at Crystal Lake.

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    1. admin Post author

      Frances, yes, so many wonderful memories at Crystal Lake! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to share the lovely comments and stories with Ms. Whiddon and her family. They will now be maintaining this site so they are getting to see how special this place is to so many people. 🙂 Best to you and Charles!

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  4. Mark Casteel

    Unfortunately I fid not see it when it was open to the public but it is still a beautiful place. I was blessed with being able to see it while drinking coffee in the morning thanks to Rachel and her wonderful Family

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  5. Leisa Black Hergert

    My Daddy was Frank Black. He worked as a life guard here. He loved this family and the lake. As a child my mother carried us to the lake. The most heard word’s here were …..”just one more time” . It was never enough. Oh at the memories. Thank you to the family that sacrificed so that we could have fun. Susan my dad loved your family. Thank you.

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    1. admin Post author

      Leisa, yes my Dad loved the Whiddons too. So much so, he made sure it was part of my childhood and I’m so glad he did. I know the Whiddons are able to review the site now, from time to time and Ms. Susan and her family get to see these lovely stories and comments. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Nancy Foshee Smith

    Susan was one of my dearest friends when I was growing up in Logansport. I hope she remembers all the good times we had going to Shreveport for a
    “little” something to drink and the wild times we had when I stayed overnight at her house. I think of those times often and wish that Susan would get in touch with me at cajungirlsmith@gmail.com .

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  7. Doug Rimmer

    Wow, the Crystal Lake pictures sure bring back so great old memories. My girlfriend’s family told us about the magical water-park just across the Texas border in Joaquin. That was in 1960 when we lived in Lynbrook Subdivision, a newer part of Cedar Grove in Southwest Shreveport. We didn’t have air conditioning back then, only an attic fan, and the cool waters and breezes offered a welcome respite from the sweltering summer heat. Our 6 Rimmer kids plus a few friends piled in our old Rambler station wagon and hoofed the hour plus drive thru Logansport with great expectation. Of course the Trolley zip lines were our favorite activity, but the springy diving boards, the high dive platform, the spinning water-tops, and the sandy shore beach were all tremendously enjoyed. All thru Junior High at Linwood and then each Senior Day at Woodlawn High we made numerous trips to the best destination park this side of 6 Flags Over Texas. I will always cherish the summer days, swimming and sunning, and the stolen kisses from childhood sweethearts that made growing up in the 1960’s extra-special at Crystal Lake. Oh yes, I married the beautiful black-haired girl I took there in 1965 when we were both 16. Now 50 years later Madge and I still reminisce fondly about the truly Good Old Days when life was simpler and so sublime! – Doug Rimmer WHS – Class of ’67

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  8. Theresa Walker

    I , my sister and cousins so loved Crystal Lake ! Whenever we would visit my grandparents , we would beg beg beg for our parents to take us…so much fun! This would have been in the 70’s. My mama remembers Susan. She is Virginia Lee Hewitt Walker. God bless !

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Theresa! We will let Susan know about your comment, and tell her about your mom! Thank you for your kind words – Crystal Lake is such a special place!

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