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!!! tone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 9 [ Full service real estate and auction company! Offering choice lake properties, year round homes, cabins, lake front property Jim Farm,, Broker 605-432-5285 Steve Farm,, Sales 605-432-5285 D Chuck Myklegard, Broker 605-432-4569 Noreen Uen, Sales Paul Farrell, Sales Kathleen Farrell Jones, Sales 605-432-6865 605-432-5285 605-432-5285 Ken Keller, Assoc. Broker 605-432-4616 Bob Osborne, Assoc Broker 605-938-4665 Nation's Famous Performed at Chautauqua Park At Chautauqua Park, 0Cated at the foot of Big ne Lake on the South i Lhtkota side, granite mark- Ws along the lake shore drive remind visitors of the randeur and influence the ar? enjoyed at the turn of century and the early 1900s. At the height of Chautau- 7aa entertainment, visiting i tertainers included the , p estra, Shakespearean act- and famous singers, Re uding Jenny Lind, the 0Wedish nightingale. So i  me of the most influen- lecturers and campaign- t . also made appearances, Iduding Carrie Nation, i:: bert LaFollette, William ! 'lellnings Bryan and Clar- i eace Darrow. i Th i ey performed in an iPen air, roofed pavilion I hich could seat 2,000 to a,000 spectators. The park began as a camp seting ground for the ethodists. They named it Zapson Park, after Bishop atthew S. Simpson. The II i-acre plot above the lake tore was located two miles 10rth of the Big Stone City 0ttsiness district. _In 1895, Superintendent or Schools I.D. Aldrich con- ceived the idea of establish- ing Teachers' Institutes in the summer for a week to 10 days per session. Teachers came from many counties to take the training for obtain- ing teaching certificates. They were housed in a large dormitory known as Sally-Sleep-lt. They had their meals in the Polly- Cook-lt dining hall, which had been built so that part of it was over the lake. A large hotel to accommodate the many visitors to the Chautauqua performances was built and named Minni- Warm-lt. As time went by the insti- tutes and Chautauqua per- formances gradually were phased out, but the park remained the preferred location of many owners of summer cottages and per- manent homes. At one time, a huge water slide provided entertain- ment for swimmers and a dance hall and night club owned by the DeGreef fami- ly flourished for many years. A fire destroyed the property about 20 years ago and it was never rebuilt. However, the park contin- ues to be popular with year- around, as well as summer- time, vacationers. THIS TOBOGGAN SLIDE, once located at Chautauqua Park, was a popular tourist attraction. It was torn down some time in the early 1940s. A heavy wooden sled was ridden down the 50-foot drop to the water below. Stay in to.cb.r Wherever you go this summer, whether It be to the lake or on _ vacation, a cell phone will keep you in touch with your family and friends. ,: CELWLARONE Authorized Dealer Three locations to serve you... Milbank Sisseton Wahpeton 404 4th Ave W 501 Vet. Ave 518 Dakota Ave 1-605-432-5082 1-605-698-3470 1-701-642-4553 Sixteen state home area! Neff Bergeson . Account Specialist 1-605-881-0808 CellONE Super ==tom d !!! tone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 9 [ Full service real estate and auction company! Offering choice lake properties, year round homes, cabins, lake front property Jim Farm,, Broker 605-432-5285 Steve Farm,, Sales 605-432-5285 D Chuck Myklegard, Broker 605-432-4569 Noreen Uen, Sales Paul Farrell, Sales Kathleen Farrell Jones, Sales 605-432-6865 605-432-5285 605-432-5285 Ken Keller, Assoc. Broker 605-432-4616 Bob Osborne, Assoc Broker 605-938-4665 Nation's Famous Performed at Chautauqua Park At Chautauqua Park, 0Cated at the foot of Big ne Lake on the South i Lhtkota side, granite mark- Ws along the lake shore drive remind visitors of the randeur and influence the ar? enjoyed at the turn of century and the early 1900s. At the height of Chautau- 7aa entertainment, visiting i tertainers included the , p estra, Shakespearean act- and famous singers, Re uding Jenny Lind, the 0Wedish nightingale. So i  me of the most influen- lecturers and campaign- t . also made appearances, Iduding Carrie Nation, i:: bert LaFollette, William ! 'lellnings Bryan and Clar- i eace Darrow. i Th i ey performed in an iPen air, roofed pavilion I hich could seat 2,000 to a,000 spectators. The park began as a camp seting ground for the ethodists. They named it Zapson Park, after Bishop atthew S. Simpson. The II i-acre plot above the lake tore was located two miles 10rth of the Big Stone City 0ttsiness district. _In 1895, Superintendent or Schools I.D. Aldrich con- ceived the idea of establish- ing Teachers' Institutes in the summer for a week to 10 days per session. Teachers came from many counties to take the training for obtain- ing teaching certificates. They were housed in a large dormitory known as Sally-Sleep-lt. They had their meals in the Polly- Cook-lt dining hall, which had been built so that part of it was over the lake. A large hotel to accommodate the many visitors to the Chautauqua performances was built and named Minni- Warm-lt. As time went by the insti- tutes and Chautauqua per- formances gradually were phased out, but the park remained the preferred location of many owners of summer cottages and per- manent homes. At one time, a huge water slide provided entertain- ment for swimmers and a dance hall and night club owned by the DeGreef fami- ly flourished for many years. A fire destroyed the property about 20 years ago and it was never rebuilt. However, the park contin- ues to be popular with year- around, as well as summer- time, vacationers. THIS TOBOGGAN SLIDE, once located at Chautauqua Park, was a popular tourist attraction. It was torn down some time in the early 1940s. A heavy wooden sled was ridden down the 50-foot drop to the water below. Stay in to.cb.r Wherever you go this summer, whether It be to the lake or on _ vacation, a cell phone will keep you in touch with your family and friends. ,: CELWLARONE Authorized Dealer Three locations to serve you... Milbank Sisseton Wahpeton 404 4th Ave W 501 Vet. Ave 518 Dakota Ave 1-605-432-5082 1-605-698-3470 1-701-642-4553 Sixteen state home area! Neff Bergeson . Account Specialist 1-605-881-0808 CellONE Super ==tom d