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For over a century, Ohio and Pennsylvania families have made an annual trek to a special spot on the shores of Lake Erie This tiny piece of Northeast, Ohio, has made a huge impression on the hearts of thousands of visitors But what is it about this town that draws generation after generation back for a vacation every summer Why, when other resorts and amusements crumbled apart in the mid nineteenth century, was Geneva on the Lake able to sustain some of the most trying times in the entertainment industry Perhaps, by tracing the history of the town, and by exploring what the town is today, one may discover the answers to these questions By examining numerous accounts of happy times on the lakeside, one will discover that some feelings have held true since the resorts beginnings Geneva on the Lake has a magical way of lingering in our memories, connecting us to our past, and forever remaining in our hearts....

Title : Geneva on the Lake: A History of Ohio's First Summer Resort (Brief History)
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ISBN : 1609494873
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : The History Press March 11, 2012
Number of Pages : 160 pages
File Size : 885 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Geneva on the Lake: A History of Ohio's First Summer Resort (Brief History) Reviews

  • Runflatvet
    2019-03-01 20:06

    Nice book, but you missed any mention of the "Sunken Bar". Went there one day, we had to want for some to leave before we could go in.(fire codes). $5.00 dollar cover charge, the "Jaggers" where the band for a afternoon jam! Had the best time at GOTL circa 1960.

    2019-02-26 18:51

    If anyone knows about this place, GET this book NOW. It's a complete History of Ohio's First Summer Resort......Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Or GOTL to us veterans of this TRULY one of a kind vacation spot. The Lake is Lake Erie. The location is NE Ohio. The book is beyond excellent. Written by Wendy Koile, a long time vacationer and admirer of GOTL.

  • Crussell
    2019-03-19 19:54

    This book has the advantage of being written by a young lady who is definitely "in love" with her subject...a small, quaint, charming "step-back-in-time" resort on the shore of Lake Erie in Northeastern Ohio Being born and raised in the town of Geneva (..just five miles south of GOTL) way back in the 1940's-50's, I share her feelings for GOTL. Now, I'm very grateful to the author for revealing a lot of the history of GOTL that I had not known. The book is very thorough and well written with many interesting "old time" pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed it...

  • Margaret Spurlock
    2019-02-24 14:48

    When one writes a book on the history of a location, one must get the facts right. My father worked in the post office for 16 years and I didn't even recognize the description of the place except that it is beside what was called the Cocktail Lounge. Pop Pera was one of the people to create the place - on one page he died and years later he died again. I know who she meant, but it was a big mistake. Who knows what else is wrong - hard to trust anything else. Someone else could make up a really good book on a very interesting and historical place. A friend recalled a full time policeman who sometimes rode a horse, in the early 60's. Simon & Garfunkle as Tom & Jerry performed at The Cove. I misspoke - Pop Pera died in 1983 and on the same page, the last year he worked was 1995. The photos are fun to see.

  • Ken Keller
    2019-02-24 20:47

    This book was well written and told the history of one of Lake Erie's oldest resort towns. Currently it still has a lot of the cottages and businesses that have been there for years but a new state lodge, campground and marina have brought the resort into the 21st century. Visit and you'll love it!!

  • Katie Galicic
    2019-03-12 19:03

    A Great Book, that came in perfect condition! I bought it as a gift for a friend and they LOVED it!

  • Kirsten
    2019-03-13 15:53

    I bought about 10 copies of this book and gave them out to my family and friends. My family has been vacationing at Geneva on the Lake since World War II. It was fun to read about the places we know and get a lot of history of some places we don't!

  • Linda M. Buerkle
    2019-03-17 15:14

    Really enjoyed the book - as it takes you back in history at Geneva-On-The-Lake, Ohio. I bought the book for a friend.