Project type: Parks and Recreation
Marked: YesView Project in a Separate Window
Nebraska.gov: “In the 1920s mechanical refrigeration ended the ice business and Crystal Lake became a private recreation area for picnics, dancing, swimming, boating, fishing, and skating. In 1937 the 63-acre site was purchased by the state and improved by the WPA. Silt eventually filled the lake, and in 1976 a $180,818 renovation of the lake and park was a project of the Ayr Bicentennial Committee. Crystal Lake State Recreation Area is part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission system.”
History Nebraska: https://history.nebraska.gov/blog/marker-monday-crystal-lake
Project originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on May 17, 2022.
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