Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Big Chippewa Lake Resort Over The Years

Odin's Place

Odin Olson with his 7 pound bass

Odin was the grandfather to Kathy Drexler, Wendy Peterson, 

Gordon Peterson and Judy Grove

Hap Jones purchased the resort and ran it in the late 40s 

 until 1957

Slacks purchased the resort in 1957

 and are running it to the present time.

Pontoons have come a long way

Kids having a little bond fire

John Korkowski and Corky Slack with some
nice looking walleyes

Corky had boats for the folks in the cabins 
and he also rented out boats to other people in the community. 

Picnic Time

Slack Family
Back: Karen, Georgia, Corky, Larry, George
Front: Roger, Sonja, Tom and Susie Schiele

Friday, February 12, 2021

Frank's Standard Service Station

Don't you just love the coin change dispenser on his belt?

 This was in 1932. Look at the price of gas. 

This "Hot Rod" was painted with Frank's Standard Service Station on it.  Frank was heavy on the word SERVICE.  When you drove up to the pumps at his station, Frank was out there in a flash to fill your gas tank, wash your windows and check your oil.  On each side of Brandon there was a road sign that read, " FREE GAS  if we fail to wash your windows, Frank's Standard Service Station."  If you look closely you can see Spike painted on the door.  Spike (Glen) Johnson  was the race car driver who drove this "Hot Rod" at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria in the 1960s.