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James Maugham James Maugham from Southern NJ wrote on July 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm:
I spent all my formative summers at the lake (Sunset) from 1947 until the 70's. I was one of Tommy O'Brien's "boys" and learned to SCUBA from him in the very early 60's. The lake is also where I learned to sail, waterski (badly) and love the water. My Mom sold her Rhode's Terrace cottage, built by my father in 1930, to family friends in the 90's. My sister and her family continue to represent us on the lake from their lakefront chalet near Hanson's. My only notoriety at the lake was that I was the tall brother of the redheads.
I spent all my formative summers at the lake (Sunset) from 1947 until the 70's. I was one of Tommy O'Brien's "boys" and learned to SCUBA from him in the very early 60's. The lake is also where I learned to sail, waterski (badly) and love the water. My Mom sold her Rhode's Terrace cottage, built by my father in 1930, to family friends in the 90's. My sister and her family continue to represent us on the lake from their lakefront chalet near Hanson's. My only notoriety at the lake was that I was the tall brother of the redheads.
Clifford Smith Nulton Clifford Smith Nulton from Noxen,Pa. wrote on July 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm:
My dad,Bucky, and my mom, Jessie, worked at Hanson's and I got to go on the rides, but not for free, I can remember the good old times at Hanson's. My favorite ride was the big roller coaster.::
My dad,Bucky, and my mom, Jessie, worked at Hanson's and I got to go on the rides, but not for free, I can remember the good old times at Hanson's. My favorite ride was the big roller coaster.::
Edith (Wahlstrom)Mascolo Edith (Wahlstrom)Mascolo from Los Osos, California wrote on June 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm:
I grew up each summer at the Lake. My uncle was John Hanson who owned and operated the amusement park for many years. In summer our family lived above the arcade. Members of our family (mother, uncles, etc.) worked at some of the 'stands' in the park,
I grew up each summer at the Lake. My uncle was John Hanson who owned and operated the amusement park for many years. In summer our family lived above the arcade. Members of our family (mother, uncles, etc.) worked at some of the 'stands' in the park,
William McCracken William McCracken from Ottawa,Canada wrote on June 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm:
I enjoy websites concerning histories of places.I really enjoyed your site(photos,videos etc.). It is a peer to the best ones. When I visit central Pa this summer,I will trip over to your lake.Thanks.
I enjoy websites concerning histories of places.I really enjoyed your site(photos,videos etc.). It is a peer to the best ones. When I visit central Pa this summer,I will trip over to your lake.Thanks.
Kelly Kenny Kelly Kenny from North Plainfield NJ wrote on May 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm:
taking a trip back in time reading the posts. As part of the Kenny family we spent summers on the lake 71 thru 79. My last one in 76.Pole 274. Just a great place populated by fine people. I wish them all well. Long live the Avanti Water Bugs
taking a trip back in time reading the posts. As part of the Kenny family we spent summers on the lake 71 thru 79. My last one in 76.Pole 274. Just a great place populated by fine people. I wish them all well. Long live the Avanti Water Bugs
Lee Anne Fleming Lee Anne Fleming from Maryland wrote on May 11, 2013 at 2:52 am:
My father Buddy Fleming won the 1954 race with his AU Stock Utility. Thanks for posting. I would love to make it there one day!
My father Buddy Fleming won the 1954 race with his AU Stock Utility. Thanks for posting. I would love to make it there one day!
Ray Tuleya Ray Tuleya from Oregon wrote on April 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm:
Love the info on James Campbell, my grandfather's "McLaughlin&qu ot; cousin. I researched his time at Multnomah Athletic Club. Did you know Don Scholander's dad was the master of ceremonies at his going away party. He coached Don and some other future Olympians during his short time there.
Love the info on James Campbell, my grandfather's "McLaughlin&qu ot; cousin. I researched his time at Multnomah Athletic Club. Did you know Don Scholander's dad was the master of ceremonies at his going away party. He coached Don and some other future Olympians during his short time there.
george Trebicox george Trebicox from Fripp Island SC wrote on March 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm:
Intrested in the history of berealston owned by Mrs james Trebilcox
Intrested in the history of berealston owned by Mrs james Trebilcox
Eddy Geldens Eddy Geldens from San Francisco, CA wrote on March 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm:
My uncle Al Law used to take me and my sisters Ruthie and Diane Geldens and my mother Ruth to the park for a picnic and a swim. As part of a divorce settlement my father had to send us to live with our mother for a mother every summer for about 3 years. Me and my cousin "little al" Law used explore the shore collecting soda bottles for pocket money. One year we all spent some weeks in a rented cottage. This time was around 1965-67 I don't recall a big roller coaster, but I do remember there was an abandoned drive in screen. I love reading about the history of the park because I remember enjoying hot summer days swimming and playing at the lake.
My uncle Al Law used to take me and my sisters Ruthie and Diane Geldens and my mother Ruth to the park for a picnic and a swim. As part of a divorce settlement my father had to send us to live with our mother for a mother every summer for about 3 years. Me and my cousin "little al" Law used explore the shore collecting soda bottles for pocket money. One year we all spent some weeks in a rented cottage. This time was around 1965-67 I don't recall a big roller coaster, but I do remember there was an abandoned drive in screen. I love reading about the history of the park because I remember enjoying hot summer days swimming and playing at the lake.
Ed Kodish Ed Kodish from Lake Sheridan Pa wrote on March 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm:
Just as my parents enjoyed the lake I also enjoyed it. Growing up in this area was a wonderful experience, I shall never forget the memories I had their. I can be found there at Joes Grotto on a Saturday with my family. Thank you, The Kodish Family
Just as my parents enjoyed the lake I also enjoyed it. Growing up in this area was a wonderful experience, I shall never forget the memories I had their. I can be found there at Joes Grotto on a Saturday with my family. Thank you, The Kodish Family
Terri Corgan Conway Terri Corgan Conway from NEPA wrote on February 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm:
The Harvey Barn is for sale. It was built in 1832 by Jameson Harvey. It has been well preserved. It stands on it's original site in West Nanticoke but can be relocated.Check it out on Facebook.
The Harvey Barn is for sale. It was built in 1832 by Jameson Harvey. It has been well preserved. It stands on it's original site in West Nanticoke but can be relocated.Check it out on Facebook.
Ed Ed from Medina, Ohio wrote on February 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm:
Some of my most fondest memories were spent at the north side of the lake in the 50's and early 60's. My uncle had a boat dock in that area. He used to take us out on his Chris Craft speed boat for fast fun rides. Afterwards we would go to ride the merry-go-round at the amusement park. Great Times!
Some of my most fondest memories were spent at the north side of the lake in the 50's and early 60's. My uncle had a boat dock in that area. He used to take us out on his Chris Craft speed boat for fast fun rides. Afterwards we would go to ride the merry-go-round at the amusement park. Great Times!
Greg Noll Greg Noll from York, PA wrote on February 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm:
I have in my possession a book titled "A History of the United States Secret Service" authored by General L. C. Baker circa 1867. It has a hand written name on the front pages of Benjamin Harvey. The dates do not match up with the original Benjamin Harvey. Was there a second Benjamin Harvey and where can I find some history of him ?
I have in my possession a book titled "A History of the United States Secret Service" authored by General L. C. Baker circa 1867. It has a hand written name on the front pages of Benjamin Harvey. The dates do not match up with the original Benjamin Harvey. Was there a second Benjamin Harvey and where can I find some history of him ?
Brian Orbin Brian Orbin from Harvey's Lake, PA wrote on February 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm:
I love Harvey's Lake and I am fascinated with the history of the lake! I don't live right on the like but I do live close, close enough to ride my bike there every day after school. I have ridden my bike around the whole lake 26 times, and have ridden about 1,200 miles on my bike at the lake, I usually ride to Grotto Pizza and usually am dressed in costume, I am famous at Harvey's Lake from dressing up, I usally am dressed as an American Indian, Santa, a hobo, a goat, a super hero, a tourist, the grim reaper or a ghost! I could tell you all about the history of the lake for hours, I have been to Hanson's and its a shame how bad it is, Im a star on youtube (my name on youtube is coinboy1998) and hopefully when I become famous someday and... Read more
I love Harvey's Lake and I am fascinated with the history of the lake! I don't live right on the like but I do live close, close enough to ride my bike there every day after school. I have ridden my bike around the whole lake 26 times, and have ridden about 1,200 miles on my bike at the lake, I usually ride to Grotto Pizza and usually am dressed in costume, I am famous at Harvey's Lake from dressing up, I usally am dressed as an American Indian, Santa, a hobo, a goat, a super hero, a tourist, the grim reaper or a ghost! I could tell you all about the history of the lake for hours, I have been to Hanson's and its a shame how bad it is, Im a star on youtube (my name on youtube is coinboy1998) and hopefully when I become famous someday and I become rich off of the songs im writing and/or my youtube videos I want to buy Hanson's and re-open it! Yes I will still call it Hanson's. Im so upset over the fact that they took down the last of the speed hound, part of the dance hall and the last of the ferris wheel recently. Today I was just at the site of the Hotel Oneonta and the Shawanese Post Office and its terrible that the Hotel Oneonta had to burn down on February 2, 1919, I would have loved to have been there. I really like the pictures and videos that are on this web site! Also I travel to all of the historical sites at the lake on my bike. I have been bike riding at the lake for almost half of my life and I really love Harvey's Lake! I hope to get in contact with the people that run this web site so I can find out more info.
Jennifer Evans Jennifer Evans from Harveys Lake wrote on January 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm:
It seems that as I write this, The last standing structures of Hanson's are coming down. Yesterday when I drove by, they had torn down the last of the frame of the roller coaster, and were starting on the restaurant/ dance hall. Happy, to see the mess it has become go. Sad, because I have fun memories of the place. Townhouses coming soon?? It would have been so nice if they could have turned it into a park for all to enjoy.
It seems that as I write this, The last standing structures of Hanson's are coming down. Yesterday when I drove by, they had torn down the last of the frame of the roller coaster, and were starting on the restaurant/ dance hall. Happy, to see the mess it has become go. Sad, because I have fun memories of the place. Townhouses coming soon?? It would have been so nice if they could have turned it into a park for all to enjoy.
Uwe Fisher Uwe Fisher from Morrisville, NC wrote on December 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm:
Thanks for the memories and sharing the story of the lake. Spent sometime there while growing up in Wilkes-Barre.
Thanks for the memories and sharing the story of the lake. Spent sometime there while growing up in Wilkes-Barre.
Karen (Eike) Swetland Karen (Eike) Swetland from Clearfield,Pa wrote on October 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm:
I loved Harvey's Lake when i was a chikld my Nana and BeBop got a cottage for the summers there and all the grandchildren went there and had so much fun especially hansen's picnic grove with the merry go round that you could get the golden ring and win a prize that was the best thing about it and the rollercoasters we had friends there that used to water ski there and one friend last name was Davis i remember he was a professional waterskiier for cyprus gardens in florida loved the summers there so much it was the best time of my life.
I loved Harvey's Lake when i was a chikld my Nana and BeBop got a cottage for the summers there and all the grandchildren went there and had so much fun especially hansen's picnic grove with the merry go round that you could get the golden ring and win a prize that was the best thing about it and the rollercoasters we had friends there that used to water ski there and one friend last name was Davis i remember he was a professional waterskiier for cyprus gardens in florida loved the summers there so much it was the best time of my life.
Linda Tyson Linda Tyson from Brogue Pa wrote on August 18, 2012 at 9:34 am:
I was doing family history of my grandmother Margaret Pearl Harvey/Long and found out through the searching that Benjamin Harvey found the lake and was named after him. I knew the lake was named after my relatives but finally found out this morning the story behind it. Then upon more research found this site. It is wonderful that you maintain this site.
I was doing family history of my grandmother Margaret Pearl Harvey/Long and found out through the searching that Benjamin Harvey found the lake and was named after him. I knew the lake was named after my relatives but finally found out this morning the story behind it. Then upon more research found this site. It is wonderful that you maintain this site.
Jack Bulman Jack Bulman from Harvey lake PA wrote on August 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm:
Grew up in Wilkes Barre .spent most of me summers a the lake. I now back at the lake full time, and loving it.
Grew up in Wilkes Barre .spent most of me summers a the lake. I now back at the lake full time, and loving it.
Tom Cerulllo Tom Cerulllo from German, NY wrote on June 26, 2012 at 9:27 am:
I used to go to Harvey's Lake every summer from 1955 to 1967. I loved the roller coaster and the dark tunnel. Bumper cars and Sandy beach until that closed earlier. Many memories and laughs we had there.
I used to go to Harvey's Lake every summer from 1955 to 1967. I loved the roller coaster and the dark tunnel. Bumper cars and Sandy beach until that closed earlier. Many memories and laughs we had there.