I ran across an article in one of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks tonight that made me think of a post I wrote last week.
The post that I wrote last week was Boating on the Cauvery, where I shared pictures from a boat ride on a river in India.
One of these was was boating on Porter’s Lake.
BOATING AT PORTER’S – What could give a boy more pleasure than boating with his pals in the summertime? Here, under the spreading branches of the weeping willow trees at Porter’s Lake north of the city four boys are enjoying themselves at the YMCA day camp.
The scene is so peaceful and the boys look like they are having a great time.
I am sure that it was much safer than the crocodile infested waters of the Cauvery River.
In the picture above there are three boats and it looks like they are having a little problem keeping away from each other 🙂
SCENIC BEAUTY SPOT – Another beautiful spot in the immediate area of Shenandoah is Porter’s Lake, located just north of the city. Here, children in boats are enjoying themselves on the pond. In the background is the automobile bridge. Picnic facilities are available at Porter’s as is a roller skating rink which is sometimes used for square dancing.
The roller skating rink at Porter’s Lake is still being used although it is now run by a Shenandoah church.
I am sure that many people from the Shenandoah area remember fun times at Porter’s Lake. I will have to ask my Dad if he ever spent time there.
Coin, Iowa where my Dad grew up was only about 15 miles from Shenandoah.
Do you have memories of a local park or lake where you could go boating?