Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Findley State Park Article – March 17, 1956

Here's another full page article with photos from the pages of The Lorain Journal. Like yesterday's post, this one is also from March 1956 and tells the story of how the lake at Findley State Park on Ohio Route 58 south of Wellington was formed by the construction of a dam.

According to the article, which ran on March 17, 1956 in The Lorain Journal, Findley State Forest had been established in 1936 when Common Pleas Judge Guy B. Findley donated 890 acres of his farmland in Huntington Township to the State of Ohio. It became Findley State Park in 1950.

I have many happy memories of camping at Findley State Park with my family in the late 1960s. Although it was only a short drive away (close enough that we could make a run home if we forgot something), the tall pines made it seem like you were camping in another state.

It was a good place to go to the beach too. I had no idea as a kid that the beautiful lake was man-made; I only know that we used to go there because Lakeview Park in Lorain at the time had very little beach – and what beach there was, hurt your feet!


Anonymous said...

Findley was so much fun! I swam there I fished there. I loved the way the "needles" felt so soft under your feet. My friends parents would take us in there white w/ red interior duece and a quarter convertable.


Dan Brady said...

It is a real gem. I haven't camped there since the early 80s but we've pic-a-nic'd there.

-Alan D Hopewell said...

One of my earliest memories is of running towards the water at Findley, and being snatched up by my mother; I was about two. Many good times there over the years-one thing I miss is the frozen Milk Shake bars on a stick, for a dime.

JIM said...

We spent much of the 70s camping at Findlay. Sometimes we would stay the whole week and dad would drive to Cleveland everyday to work. Remembering all those times walking through the woods, swimming and having a camp fire. Can't get those kinds of memories at the mega resorts of today.