Crystal Shores’ Crystal Ball?

9 Jan

Many moons ago, I heard a tittering in the wind that the famed, historic and hibernating Crystal Shores’ Chipmunk Retreat, the beloved tavern o’ ale, sweets and swingin’ tunes, which many hippies fondly remember as Arnold’s in the 1970s, may arise from its slumber and once again transform from this: 

Chipmunk Retreat at Crystal Shores on Blue Lake

Chipmunk Retreat at Crystal Shores on Blue Lake

to its glory days of this:

Swingin' Times at Crystal Shores on Blue Lake

Swingin' Times at Crystal Shores on Blue Lake

In fact, I had the unique experience of stepping foot into the former good-time saloon a few months ago and I do say, with its aging signage still in tact and stale odors of liquored libations and tobaccy products wafting from its creaking wooden interior, I think it’s good as ready to begin re-slingin’ those treats.

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5 Responses to “Crystal Shores’ Crystal Ball?”

  1. Bob Sideman January 20, 2009 at 4:29 am #

    Would you like some early history of “the Crystal Shore?”

  2. The Provost January 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    Sure!

  3. Jennifer Reck Hurley July 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    Hi,
    I’m a resident of Blue Lake – next to Agawak. Do you happen to know anyone in this old picture of Crystal Shores? When was it taken?

    Thanks!

  4. The Provost July 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,

    The young gal in the canoe on the right is Elizabeth Perkins Buchheit, later to be Betty Myers.

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