I posted this in another thread. I'm interested in hearing if anyone has any info about this place. Thanks.
OT Kind of - at Ivar-Lee resort on Pequot Lakes in the 50's and 60's every year. It was owned by the Blombergs. The wife remarried a guy named Price in the early '60's after old man Blomberg died of tuberculosis, I believe. Best kid memories I ever had. They sold off the cabins in the mid-60's. We would take my dad's boat up to Whitefish and go swimming at an island that was basically a huge sand dune. Never could find the old resort or the island on google earth. I've also googled Ivar Lee Resort without success. Would love to see some pix if anyone has any. I think the wife's first name was Elsie (Blomberg). Great people. I imagine all the old cabins are gone, as they were not 4-season and did not have indoor plumbing until around 1960, plus they were pretty small. They had a group "shower facility" prior to that and outhouses.
I would also get a new pair of Minnetonka moccasins in Nisswa every year at the trading post. Lots of American Indians around then.
Caught my first fish on Pequot Lakes. Rock bass and sunny's. My dad caught a huge largemouth bass one year that almost won the annual big-fish contest. I was 1 year old my first year there in 1954. Our last trip was around 1966, or when the year when Yellow Submarine was on the radio. Used to listen to WDGY (Weedgy) AM station. We could sometimes pick up KMOX from St. Louis and hear the Cardinals baseball games with Lou Brock and Bob Gibson (and others). We drove anything from a late 1940's Plymouth 4-door, to a 1955 Pontiac, to a 1962 Chevy Bel Air wagon, to a 1965 Chrysler, "that was as big as a whale!".
I remember sucking on the vinyl on the back seat of the Pontiac all the way through Iowa. I must have been 3-4 years old. Very tasty! I also remember sleeping on the flat area behind the back seat of the Plymouth for a long time for a few years. I was probably around 2 years old.
The Prices came to the St. Louis area to visit us at the same time as the JFK funeral in November of 1963, and I remember watching that on TV with them for several days in black & white. Harry Price was missing a finger from WWII, which I thought was really weird at the time. Everybody I knew had 10 fingers.
Anybody have any info on Ivar Lee Resort on Pequot Lakes?
I see that the resort was owned by the Blomberg's. Contact Tim Blomberg at Blomberg oil in Babbitt, or stop in the first gas station on the right when coming into Ely, one block before the Chocolate Moose. They have relatives that own/owned businesses in that general area, and he may be able to give you the info you want.