Crystal Lake: Marion’s Lost Amusement Park

Preface Many people in Marion don’t know that, from the mid 1920s to the mid 1950s, an area north of town was the location of an amusement park, Crystal Lake. In 2019, Randy Winland published an excellent history of the park (available at the Marion County Historical Society), and I have used it extensively as a […]

Marion’s Ruins, Part III

Back in 2013 when I put together the photos that would become Marion’s Ruins: A Photo Essay, I never imagined I would at some point have enough photos for a part two let alone a part three. But here I am with a few more, some of them recent and some of them a few years old. Over […]