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The spot to look for photos and other Culver history-related materials that we've just added to the site...the latest additions will land here first, before we file them into their logical, permanent homes ("Culver Academy" pages, "Lake Maxinkuckee" photos, etc.)!

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Just added:

  • A rare artifact loaned by Culver Academies archivist Bob Hartman: an 1896 promotional book published by the Vandalia Railroad, advertising the resort destinations available to Culver area residents, and their rates, etc. Much of the book showcases out-of-town locales, understandably, but the pages on Culver -- including a nevr-before-seen photo of the Vandalia park lighthouse -- are fascinating. Click to view...
  • Historic Homes on Lake Maxinkuckee - one of several nice articles gleaned from a 1980 Plymouth Pilot-News feature section on Culver. This brief but useful overview of Maxinkuckee historic homes was written by the late Bob Rust. Click to read.
  • The Weirick family photo collection - Jim Weirick grew up on what is today West Shore Drive, near Lake Maxinkuckee's outlet and the railroad crossing that once stood in that area. Jim loaned us the photos that follow, which present an interesting picture not only of his own family, but of the lake, the railroad, the outlet, Long Point, and the businesses in the area. Click to view.
  • The Stahl Family Photo Collection - The Stahl family has lived in and around Culver for more than a century. One of its best-known members is Edna Stahl, a longtime teacher at the elementary school in Culver who will be remembered by many. This collection of vintage photos -- many from before and around the 20th century -- contains some very rare material pertaining not only to the schools of Culver, but also to a number of landmarks of the area. Click to view.

Houghton LetterHoughton Letter

Against Telephones 1913 pt. 1Against Telephones 1913 pt. 2


William Houghton letter of administration