Monday, March 16, 2009
NORTH WEBSTER ICE FISHING
Flowing Well on Epworth League Grounds - North Webster, Indiana - S.B. McQuown, Monmouth, Illinois - Image in the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2009 - (click on image to enlarge)
"Just a little way out on the lake from this well is where I fished through the ice yesterday and today."
Before moving his family to Minot, North Dakota, John Franklin Crites operated a steam boat on Lake Wawasee near North Webster, Indiana. This postcard was among the family records kept by Mildred Crites Fecht in Snohomish, Washington. The card was shared with this Crites Family Photographs blog by Genevieve Rebbe.
The Epworth League is a youth organization founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church. The League founded an outdoor retreat camp on the banks of Lake Webster, near North Webster around 1923. John Franklin Crites returned to Indiana for a winter visit about that time.