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|Local Heroes and Famous Names|
Cole Porter in Culver -- one of the most famous visitors to the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee
|Literary Figures of Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee|
The House of a Thousand Candles. The book -- a mystery novel -- was believed to have been written at, and about, the famous "House of a Thousand Candles" (which still stands today) on the East Shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Read all about it and read the whole book online! More info on Nicholson here. Info on ordering the book here.
Lew Wallace: his days on Lake Maxinkuckee
Booth Tarkington's Lake Maxinkuckee Days
James Whitcomb Riley: "The Hoosier Poet" writes of Lake Maxinkuckee
|Artists of the Culver/Lake Maxinkuckee Area|
Warner Williams: Culver's Revered Resident Artist by Jeff Kenney
Charles Duff, Artist.
Patrick Bannon: A Profile
Robert Nowalk: Academies' Art Instructor and Story Chairs Artist...
|Culver Area Notables|
The Eisenhard-Payson Legacy: The lives and contributions of Gen. George Eisenhard (of Culver Academy's first Science Department) and Col. Edward Payson, CMA Band Director, founder of the Moonlight Serenade, and consummate photographer.
Daniel McDonald: the life, writings, and legacy of newspaper editor, State Senator, historian, early club member on Lake Maxinkuckee, and behind the legislation that established the well-known Chief Menominee statue between Culver and Plymouth.
Dave Burns and the Culver Volunteer Fire Department: Three pages by Dave Burns' widow, Judi, on the fire department, full of rare photos.
Eunice Schrimsher -- beloved crossing guard for more than three decades, a memorial to Eunice was placed in Culver in 2005.
"Chicago Girls Make Hit at Indiana Summer Resort," a strange and at times (unintentionally) humorous 1905 article from the Chicago American, describing the snubbing of Chicago's society women by Culver's and calling Culver "the Newport of Indiana." Thanks to Jim Peterson and Fred Karst for this one!