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|Writers, Musicians, and Cultural Figures of Lake Maxinkuckee|
Cole Porter in Culver -- one of the most famous regulars on the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee past.
Kurt & the Vonnegut family on Lake Maxinkuckee -- "I made my first mental maps of the world...on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee. Because everything about that lake was imprinted on my mind when it held so little and was so eager for information, it will be my lake as long as I live. I have no wish to visit it, for I have it right here." - Kurt Vonnegut
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
Warner Williams: Culver's Revered Resident Artist by Jeff Kenney
Famous People (from a 1980 Plymouth Pilot-News article)
By BOB RUST. "Name Dropping", an old cliche referring to people who delight in associating "great" and "near great" personages in conversing with others, is not, necessarily, a trait of Culver "old timers." It could be though, for a roster of those who have frequented the area is impressive.
In itself, the roster of Culver Military Academy and the Culver Summer Schools is impressive and the CMA campus has attracted visitors nationally as well as internationally. Making the Lake Maxinkuckee area a "port-of-call" visit on one or more occasions have been Will Rogers (1920s), Gen. John J. Pershing, Dan Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton, Madame Schuman-Heink, William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill); Adolphe Menjou, Hal Roach, Jr., Josh Logan, who attended Culver elementary school, Horace Heidt, Richard Mellon, William Jennings Bryan, Burpee Brothers, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allison, Dick Powell, Tim Holt and many others.