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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.
BillPhillips BillPhillips from Land O' Lakes, Florida wrote on May 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm:
Hi all, I was born in Wilkes-Barre, attended Saint Marys and kings College. I have many fond memories of Harveys lake. As youngsters my friend and neighbor Billy Kaiser and I spent time at his parents cottage in Warden place. I spent almost every weekend at Hansons beach with other friends. On the way home we would rent a horse at Sunset riding stabel. I rode that roller coaster maby 5 times a day. Hansons had a Cres Craftboat called Bermudiana, which I thought was the finest boat ever made. I did get to ride on it once. Other years spent time at the outlet and Sandy Beach. I have been told that my great grandfather was instrumental in building 2 of the steam powered ferry boats. I do remember one being pointed out to me circa 1948 somewhere between Warden place and Smith's Flying, however it was beached and... Read more
Hi all, I was born in Wilkes-Barre, attended Saint Marys and kings College. I have many fond memories of Harveys lake. As youngsters my friend and neighbor Billy Kaiser and I spent time at his parents cottage in Warden place. I spent almost every weekend at Hansons beach with other friends. On the way home we would rent a horse at Sunset riding stabel. I rode that roller coaster maby 5 times a day. Hansons had a Cres Craftboat called Bermudiana, which I thought was the finest boat ever made. I did get to ride on it once. Other years spent time at the outlet and Sandy Beach. I have been told that my great grandfather was instrumental in building 2 of the steam powered ferry boats. I do remember one being pointed out to me circa 1948 somewhere between Warden place and Smith's Flying, however it was beached and listing to one side. Thanks for taking the time and much effort to present this material to us who can probably only contrebute a line or two!
Dennis McKendry Dennis McKendry from Harrisburg, pa wrote on May 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm:
My grandfather built our cottage at the lake in 1936. It's great to see my uncle Tom Dennis name in the "lake swimmer" records. Great memories of these past events. Thanks for theveffort in putting this history in one place.
My grandfather built our cottage at the lake in 1936. It's great to see my uncle Tom Dennis name in the "lake swimmer" records. Great memories of these past events. Thanks for theveffort in putting this history in one place.
Ken Payer Ken Payer from Pittsburgh, Pa. wrote on April 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm:
I was born and raised in the Wyoming Valley (Kingston)---lived there for 34 years---have many great childhood, teen and early adult memories of beautiful Harvey's Lake--remember so well Sandy Beach, the drive-in theater, Hanson's Amusement Park, the teen-year dances, etc.----always be a part of my life and my wife who also was from that region!
I was born and raised in the Wyoming Valley (Kingston)---lived there for 34 years---have many great childhood, teen and early adult memories of beautiful Harvey's Lake--remember so well Sandy Beach, the drive-in theater, Hanson's Amusement Park, the teen-year dances, etc.----always be a part of my life and my wife who also was from that region!
Louis palmasano Louis palmasano from New York city wrote on March 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm:
When I grew up there in the 60's, 70's and early 80's harveys lake rocked. I remember my aunt taking me to seeing Chubby Checker and the Four Seasons at Hansons Park when I was about 5 years old, I also remember her taking me to see the Beatles Movie Help @ the Sandy Beach Drive in Movie Theater. When I was younger I use to work @ Sandy Beach picking up the trash every morning @ 6am and parking cars. What brought down Harvey's Lake was the end of the public beachs . During the summer cars would be double parked all around the lake and up every side street. Very depressing that after everyone taxes were raised to install a swear line around the lake in the 70's that only people with lake front property have access to it.
When I grew up there in the 60's, 70's and early 80's harveys lake rocked. I remember my aunt taking me to seeing Chubby Checker and the Four Seasons at Hansons Park when I was about 5 years old, I also remember her taking me to see the Beatles Movie Help @ the Sandy Beach Drive in Movie Theater. When I was younger I use to work @ Sandy Beach picking up the trash every morning @ 6am and parking cars. What brought down Harvey's Lake was the end of the public beachs . During the summer cars would be double parked all around the lake and up every side street. Very depressing that after everyone taxes were raised to install a swear line around the lake in the 70's that only people with lake front property have access to it.
Tom Hammond Tom Hammond from Canton, Ohio wrote on February 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm:
Hello. I am trying to find information on the family of Daniel Cogwell Roberts, businessman and philanthropist who lived at Harvey's Lake until his death in June, 1940. Thanks for any help!
Hello. I am trying to find information on the family of Daniel Cogwell Roberts, businessman and philanthropist who lived at Harvey's Lake until his death in June, 1940. Thanks for any help!
D DePrimo D DePrimo from Harveys Lake wrote on February 8, 2012 at 3:09 am:
I live, and breath HarveysLake , i love where i live but my only question is what happened!!=( It looks like Harveys was so much more fun back in the day than it is now. Upseting
I live, and breath HarveysLake , i love where i live but my only question is what happened!!=( It looks like Harveys was so much more fun back in the day than it is now. Upseting
Marilynn Ramsay Marilynn Ramsay from Roswell, NM wrote on February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am:
I was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and spent many fun times at Harvey's Lake as a child. My memories could fill a book and this website has just enhanced them. Thanks so much.
I was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and spent many fun times at Harvey's Lake as a child. My memories could fill a book and this website has just enhanced them. Thanks so much.
Joserph Lerner Joserph Lerner from Cookeville, Tennessee wrote on January 24, 2012 at 4:52 am:
I was born in Wilkes-Barre and lived in Plymiuth until the mines folded. Moved to New Brunswick, NJ in 1956; graduated Rutgers; was dean of Arts & Sciences at Tennessee Tech Univ until retired. Harvey's Lake brings back wonderful memories of childhood. The sandy beaches; the cool evenings; the great friends--we played all day and into the evenings. It's so sad that the older generation is gone. Now it all exists in my memory; my grandchildren don't have any interest in seeing the lake! They have their own frontiers. I still have friends in the area like Carol who lives at the lake. We just had a reunion birthday party of kids that went to Plymouth schools that don't exist anymore. The party was for us 70-year olds.
I was born in Wilkes-Barre and lived in Plymiuth until the mines folded. Moved to New Brunswick, NJ in 1956; graduated Rutgers; was dean of Arts & Sciences at Tennessee Tech Univ until retired. Harvey's Lake brings back wonderful memories of childhood. The sandy beaches; the cool evenings; the great friends--we played all day and into the evenings. It's so sad that the older generation is gone. Now it all exists in my memory; my grandchildren don't have any interest in seeing the lake! They have their own frontiers. I still have friends in the area like Carol who lives at the lake. We just had a reunion birthday party of kids that went to Plymouth schools that don't exist anymore. The party was for us 70-year olds.
Rita McHugh Rita McHugh from Centermoreland wrote on January 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm:
I am interested in more info and pics from Camp Wildwood. I attended Girl Scout Camp there in 1969 . 2012 is the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. I would love to talk to other girls who went to camp there.
I am interested in more info and pics from Camp Wildwood. I attended Girl Scout Camp there in 1969 . 2012 is the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. I would love to talk to other girls who went to camp there.
Grant Besser Grant Besser from Colorado wrote on December 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm:
I have three pictures of the Weckesser house on the lake and would love to send scanned pictures - they were acquired recently when I bought a house in Colorado that was originally Anna Hammond brothers house (wife of Frederick Jacob Weckesser)
I have three pictures of the Weckesser house on the lake and would love to send scanned pictures - they were acquired recently when I bought a house in Colorado that was originally Anna Hammond brothers house (wife of Frederick Jacob Weckesser)
Ashley P. Ashley P. from Harveys Lake wrote on November 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm:
I love living at Harveys Lake, I'm currently studying history at a local college and am writing a paper on this beautiful town. This website has been extremely helpful!!
I love living at Harveys Lake, I'm currently studying history at a local college and am writing a paper on this beautiful town. This website has been extremely helpful!!
Pat McGuiness Pat McGuiness from Concord CA wrote on October 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm:
Coming from California to Harvey's Lake where my Fathers family had summer homes was so fun as a child. I discovered my love for bumper cars and rode them constantly! I'm looking for someone who rode horses there with my father, her name was Patsy Whiteknight not sure if spelling is correct. I was disappointed to read the bumbper cars are gone
Coming from California to Harvey's Lake where my Fathers family had summer homes was so fun as a child. I discovered my love for bumper cars and rode them constantly! I'm looking for someone who rode horses there with my father, her name was Patsy Whiteknight not sure if spelling is correct. I was disappointed to read the bumbper cars are gone
David Polifko David Polifko from San Francisco wrote on October 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm:
Thanks for the work putting this website together. My grandfather was Charles "Chick" Randall who was murdered at Sugar Hollow. I've done research over the years and was pleased to see the information here. Thanks! If anyone has anything else about him, his family (the Randalls) I would be grateful to see it. Thanks - Dave
Thanks for the work putting this website together. My grandfather was Charles "Chick" Randall who was murdered at Sugar Hollow. I've done research over the years and was pleased to see the information here. Thanks! If anyone has anything else about him, his family (the Randalls) I would be grateful to see it. Thanks - Dave
Marguerite Arnone Walton Marguerite Arnone Walton from Pittston/Los Angeles wrote on September 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm:
Whoops! Sorry, meant Artie Shaw. I have many special memories of Harvey's Lake as a child. My uncle owned the boat rides and other property there. It was a wonderful place to go as a child and will always have good memories.
Whoops! Sorry, meant Artie Shaw. I have many special memories of Harvey's Lake as a child. My uncle owned the boat rides and other property there. It was a wonderful place to go as a child and will always have good memories.
Marguerite Arnone Walton Marguerite Arnone Walton from Pittston-born/Los Angeles, Cal wrote on September 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm:
Love the website! Thank you for the history you provide on your website. I was able to see pictures and posters of Fern Brook Park and Dance Hall where my mother and father danced to big bands in the 30's! Got to see posters of those bands that they've talked about, Paul Whiteman, Ernie Shaw and was glad to see Ozzie Nelson also there back then.
Love the website! Thank you for the history you provide on your website. I was able to see pictures and posters of Fern Brook Park and Dance Hall where my mother and father danced to big bands in the 30's! Got to see posters of those bands that they've talked about, Paul Whiteman, Ernie Shaw and was glad to see Ozzie Nelson also there back then.
Don Bara Don Bara from Centermoreland pa wrote on September 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm:
I am looking for information on the ski slope that was at harveys lake somewhere near present day woodlawn ave. I believe it was in operation in the 60's or70's any info would be appreciated
I am looking for information on the ski slope that was at harveys lake somewhere near present day woodlawn ave. I believe it was in operation in the 60's or70's any info would be appreciated
Ken Schwall Ken Schwall from Tennessee wrote on September 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm:
Enjoyed the site. I often heard my dad, Carl Schwall, talk about the hot dog stand he and Harry Powell operated at Harvey's Lake back in the 1920's.
Enjoyed the site. I often heard my dad, Carl Schwall, talk about the hot dog stand he and Harry Powell operated at Harvey's Lake back in the 1920's.
Trina & Donna Gimber Trina & Donna Gimber from Aston, PA wrote on September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am:
Our parents are from Wilkes Barre and both grandparents had homes at Harveys Lake; one up the street from Sandy Beach and the other had a summer cottage near Warden Place. We sent every summer there and enjoyed fishing and the amusement park. It was a great time and these pictures bring back many memories.
Our parents are from Wilkes Barre and both grandparents had homes at Harveys Lake; one up the street from Sandy Beach and the other had a summer cottage near Warden Place. We sent every summer there and enjoyed fishing and the amusement park. It was a great time and these pictures bring back many memories.
Marlene Marlene from Harrisburg area wrote on August 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm:
I was born in the 1950's and we had a boat when I was growing up.. We spent several boating vacations at Harvey's Lake and we stayed at a very beautiful old hotel (I CANNOT remember the name of it no matter how hard I try) with long porches and in the dining room you were served family style. I am sure it was one of the two hotels mentioned in the site--perhaps the one where the chicken dinners were famous 🙂 I never forgot Harveys Lake and the great times with my parents there. I was hoping to take my family there for an extended weekend... Sad to think its not like it was.. but it still has to be as beautiful as I remember. I LOVED this website.. The history of Harvey Lake was very very interesting!
I was born in the 1950's and we had a boat when I was growing up.. We spent several boating vacations at Harvey's Lake and we stayed at a very beautiful old hotel (I CANNOT remember the name of it no matter how hard I try) with long porches and in the dining room you were served family style. I am sure it was one of the two hotels mentioned in the site--perhaps the one where the chicken dinners were famous 🙂 I never forgot Harveys Lake and the great times with my parents there. I was hoping to take my family there for an extended weekend... Sad to think its not like it was.. but it still has to be as beautiful as I remember. I LOVED this website.. The history of Harvey Lake was very very interesting!