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James McGinn James McGinn from Ft. Lauderdale wrote on April 21, 2008 at 6:38 pm:
Charles, Great job on the website. Harveys Lake is like no other place in the world. I enjoyed all the times at the Lake and look forward to more to come! Thank you. Jim
Charles, Great job on the website. Harveys Lake is like no other place in the world. I enjoyed all the times at the Lake and look forward to more to come! Thank you. Jim
Thom Greco Thom Greco from Wilkes Barre wrote on April 14, 2008 at 11:19 am:
Charles, So glad to see you updated site with the Harveys Lake Amphitheatre sponsored by Bud Light. Thank you for recognizing it as part of the history of the lake. As time permits, I will supply some additional pictures and information to complete the picture and history. You did an amazing job with great accuracy. Thom
Charles, So glad to see you updated site with the Harveys Lake Amphitheatre sponsored by Bud Light. Thank you for recognizing it as part of the history of the lake. As time permits, I will supply some additional pictures and information to complete the picture and history. You did an amazing job with great accuracy. Thom
David Misiewicz David Misiewicz from Ridgewood,NJ wrote on April 13, 2008 at 11:11 pm:
I spent the summer of 1962 at Harvey's Lake. I was 8 years old, and it was the best summer of my life. I have never returned to this beautiful place so I was thrilled to find this very excellent site.
I spent the summer of 1962 at Harvey's Lake. I was 8 years old, and it was the best summer of my life. I have never returned to this beautiful place so I was thrilled to find this very excellent site.
C. Charles Ciesla C. Charles Ciesla from Mountain Top, PA wrote on April 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm:
Charles: Thanks very much for the excellent web site about Harveys Lake. It is easy to use, fast, colorful, and comprehensive. I consider it "another job well done" by the Petrillo Family. Keep up the good work. The Wyoming Valley Area is deeply indebted to you for preserving its history. Thanks again. C. Charles Ciesla
Charles: Thanks very much for the excellent web site about Harveys Lake. It is easy to use, fast, colorful, and comprehensive. I consider it "another job well done" by the Petrillo Family. Keep up the good work. The Wyoming Valley Area is deeply indebted to you for preserving its history. Thanks again. C. Charles Ciesla
Wendy Wendy from Lewisburg PA wrote on April 7, 2008 at 8:43 pm:
I didn't check here first, and regret it, but I just listed an album/scrapbook on ebay which belonged to Vernon Rood in 1924. After looking here, I see that his family and he and his brother were part of the history of the lake. I apologize for not checking with any of you first, but this book has many pictures from HArvey's lake and is of Vernon's Keystone Academy days. The link is: http://cgi.ebay.com /ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V iewItem&item=15 0234220716 if this doesn't work, my seller name is pgarden3
I didn't check here first, and regret it, but I just listed an album/scrapbook on ebay which belonged to Vernon Rood in 1924. After looking here, I see that his family and he and his brother were part of the history of the lake. I apologize for not checking with any of you first, but this book has many pictures from HArvey's lake and is of Vernon's Keystone Academy days. The link is: http://cgi.ebay.com /ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V iewItem&item=15 0234220716 if this doesn't work, my seller name is pgarden3
PVE PVE from Plains Twp wrote on April 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm:
Signed back in to post the following URL. It's an ad from a very early Sunday Independent for a picnic at the lake by the Wilkes Barre Degree Team on Decoration Day, May 30. Copy/Paste, then scroll at - [Editor's Note: The link supplied didn't work well with our online guestbook. As an alternative, we've supplied below the link to the online archive of the Sunday Independent where you will find the ad noted in this post. Sorry to create additional steps, but we appreciate the link to this important resource.] http://www.accesspa digital.org
Signed back in to post the following URL. It's an ad from a very early Sunday Independent for a picnic at the lake by the Wilkes Barre Degree Team on Decoration Day, May 30. Copy/Paste, then scroll at - [Editor's Note: The link supplied didn't work well with our online guestbook. As an alternative, we've supplied below the link to the online archive of the Sunday Independent where you will find the ad noted in this post. Sorry to create additional steps, but we appreciate the link to this important resource.] http://www.accesspa digital.org
PVE PVE from Plains Twp wrote on April 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm:
The photos I have of my brother & me in the water, with him holding a dead fish, an another of us with our mother, on the road outside the cottage she rented at Harvey's Lake (with lady friends - summer circa 1939/40) have taken on another dimension for me after surfing your site. Likewise those taken on a after-Plains-High-S chool-Class-Day-Eve nt June 1948 drive taken to the "lake" present a different view for me now. Delighted to have read of the URL in the past Sunday Times Leader.
The photos I have of my brother & me in the water, with him holding a dead fish, an another of us with our mother, on the road outside the cottage she rented at Harvey's Lake (with lady friends - summer circa 1939/40) have taken on another dimension for me after surfing your site. Likewise those taken on a after-Plains-High-S chool-Class-Day-Eve nt June 1948 drive taken to the "lake" present a different view for me now. Delighted to have read of the URL in the past Sunday Times Leader.
Warren "Renny" Liem Warren "Renny" Liem from Covington, GA wrote on April 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm:
What a wonderful tribute to Harvey's Lake. Growing up in Trucksville, I spent many days and nights of my youth in and around the Lake. It was a great place to vacation or just go for the day. Hanson's for pizza, swimming and dancing. Movies at the drive In. Just to drive around the lake on a beautiful fall day. Many fond memories.
What a wonderful tribute to Harvey's Lake. Growing up in Trucksville, I spent many days and nights of my youth in and around the Lake. It was a great place to vacation or just go for the day. Hanson's for pizza, swimming and dancing. Movies at the drive In. Just to drive around the lake on a beautiful fall day. Many fond memories.
Trisha Berberich Trisha Berberich from Pennsylvania Lumber Museum wrote on March 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm:
Charles, thank you for the letter about this site. I will put the information in the Woodchips newsletter.
Charles, thank you for the letter about this site. I will put the information in the Woodchips newsletter.
WAYNE KIWAK WAYNE KIWAK from CELEBRATION, FL wrote on March 25, 2008 at 6:49 pm:
really enjoyed the site, esp the section on Hanson's. i was at that last auction and really wanted the old claw machine but it went into the $1000+s. Just a footnote, the carousel which had been in the park for 70 years and is still owned by the Wintersteen family has just gone up for auction on April 23rd in Auburndale, FL. to be sold complete only, no parting of the animals. Check it out on www.nortonauctionee r.com/upcoming.htm
really enjoyed the site, esp the section on Hanson's. i was at that last auction and really wanted the old claw machine but it went into the $1000+s. Just a footnote, the carousel which had been in the park for 70 years and is still owned by the Wintersteen family has just gone up for auction on April 23rd in Auburndale, FL. to be sold complete only, no parting of the animals. Check it out on www.nortonauctionee r.com/upcoming.htm
Webmaster Webmaster from Online wrote on March 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm:
That diving helmet story is true. We recount that in our "A Century of Drownings," which can be accessed from the Drownings link on the home page. Below is a snippet from that story: "The drowning of Joseph Bradbury, age 20, a graduate of Luzerne High School, on June 27, 1934, was especially tragic. Bradbury was experimenting with a homemade diving helmet."
That diving helmet story is true. We recount that in our "A Century of Drownings," which can be accessed from the Drownings link on the home page. Below is a snippet from that story: "The drowning of Joseph Bradbury, age 20, a graduate of Luzerne High School, on June 27, 1934, was especially tragic. Bradbury was experimenting with a homemade diving helmet."
Nick Nick from Harvey's Lake wrote on March 2, 2008 at 9:02 pm:
I've been living at Harvey's Lake for about 12 years now and I have just discovered this site. I didn't know anything about the Lake's history and now I do. I find it so interesting. I love living at the lake and I think anyone who has never been to the lake should deffinintly visit...you'll love it!
I've been living at Harvey's Lake for about 12 years now and I have just discovered this site. I didn't know anything about the Lake's history and now I do. I find it so interesting. I love living at the lake and I think anyone who has never been to the lake should deffinintly visit...you'll love it!
Karen Ann Eike /Swetland Karen Ann Eike /Swetland from Carbondale, Pa wrote on February 28, 2008 at 10:13 pm:
My Brother and i growing up as kids every summer went to harveys Lake with my NANA & BEBOP they rented a cottage on the Lake and i was younger then my brother and my brother used to go skiing on the lake with a famous water skiier that water skied at a water garden in Florida, i do beleive last name was Davis, i as a kid used to love to go to hansons park and go on the merry go round to catch the brass ring and win a free ride on the merry-go-round and i used to love the wooden roller coaster there as well, alot of happy moments there in Harveys Lake, its a shame all that still cant be there.
My Brother and i growing up as kids every summer went to harveys Lake with my NANA & BEBOP they rented a cottage on the Lake and i was younger then my brother and my brother used to go skiing on the lake with a famous water skiier that water skied at a water garden in Florida, i do beleive last name was Davis, i as a kid used to love to go to hansons park and go on the merry go round to catch the brass ring and win a free ride on the merry-go-round and i used to love the wooden roller coaster there as well, alot of happy moments there in Harveys Lake, its a shame all that still cant be there.
Madelyn Eike Pietrucha Madelyn Eike Pietrucha from New Jersey wrote on February 28, 2008 at 8:14 pm:
My sister forwarded this site to me and I'm glad she did. It is great! I spent summer vacations at The Lake as a child and well into my teens. One story which I heard from my Dad was about the man who made a diving helmet out of a boiler. The story went that he was dropped down in the lake with a weight attached and when they pulled him up he was dead. My Dad said a group of people tried to revive him, but it was too late. He said that he was there and was rubbing his feet to try to get his circulation going. I have seen a newspaper article on this, but wondered if anyone else remembers this story. Dad also always talked about the "Grand Daddy" trout that got away many times. He was bound and determined to catch it and claimed he... Read more
My sister forwarded this site to me and I'm glad she did. It is great! I spent summer vacations at The Lake as a child and well into my teens. One story which I heard from my Dad was about the man who made a diving helmet out of a boiler. The story went that he was dropped down in the lake with a weight attached and when they pulled him up he was dead. My Dad said a group of people tried to revive him, but it was too late. He said that he was there and was rubbing his feet to try to get his circulation going. I have seen a newspaper article on this, but wondered if anyone else remembers this story. Dad also always talked about the "Grand Daddy" trout that got away many times. He was bound and determined to catch it and claimed he lost his line and pole to it one early morning. We have lots of stories and fond memories of days gone by at Harvey's Lake. We'd love to have a family reunion there someday. Does anyone know of a place we could rent?
Kay-Ann Eike-Coviello Kay-Ann Eike-Coviello from New Jersey wrote on February 27, 2008 at 10:05 pm:
Thank you for this wonderful trip back in time! Our family spent every summer at the Lake. We rented a cottage, and my sister Madelyn and I have beautiful memories of our childhood and teen years. Our Mom and Dad, Katheryn and Harold Eike loved the Lake and had many friends there. Please keep up the good work and thank you for memoralizing Harvey's Lake and Hanson's!
Thank you for this wonderful trip back in time! Our family spent every summer at the Lake. We rented a cottage, and my sister Madelyn and I have beautiful memories of our childhood and teen years. Our Mom and Dad, Katheryn and Harold Eike loved the Lake and had many friends there. Please keep up the good work and thank you for memoralizing Harvey's Lake and Hanson's!
Donald J Savage Donald J Savage from Shavertown wrote on January 13, 2008 at 1:47 am:
Congratulations on this wonderful site for those who love Harveys Lake. Many would appreciate a second edition printing of Charles' book on HL history.
Congratulations on this wonderful site for those who love Harveys Lake. Many would appreciate a second edition printing of Charles' book on HL history.
Matthew Petrillo Matthew Petrillo from Connecticut wrote on January 10, 2008 at 7:15 pm:
Hello and welcome to our new guest book. We've been grateful over the years for all the encouragement and feedback you've given us. So, we thought we should put your thoughts on the record. Thanks for participating!
Hello and welcome to our new guest book. We've been grateful over the years for all the encouragement and feedback you've given us. So, we thought we should put your thoughts on the record. Thanks for participating!