Thanks for the link to Historic Basswood sites burntsider. It is very interesting. I am glad someone is keeping the history of the area alive. I liked the photo of that double decker houseboat.
The 2006 Ely Summer Times had a great feature on historic Basswood Lake including photos and a map naming and identifying where all the resorts used to be.
Basswood Lake and the resorters and fishing guides that worked there are often featured on the radio show "End of the road ventures" on WELY too. It is very interesting listening to the people recall what life was like for them back then.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
I don't know if you must be a FB member to access this FB page. I just Googled "Historic Basswood BWCA" and the FB page to which I refer came up first in the list. The page's founder is posting pics there daily and the membership is growing so you might find it worthwhile to visit it.
quote schweady: "quote burntsider: "I don't know if you must be a FB member to access this FB page. I just Googled "Historic Basswood BWCA" and the FB page to which I refer came up first in the list..."
...and the Luddites among us are directed to a sign-in page. No thanks. "
I understand your reluctance. Sorry it's not available without signing in. Maybe someone here knows a way. Anyway, the page is being added to daily. Some fun, old pics. Take care.