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Maplewood Resort (Smallbone's Resort) - Sister Lakes MI

Address: 95th Ave
City: Sister Lakes
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Van Buren
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Maplewood Resort was in Sister Lakes, which was quite the place back in the old days. One of the earliest references I found was from 1897 when Mrs. A. W. Rapelge owned it. Picking up the story in 1925, Leroy Koski owned it. As a side note, he was jailed for bootlegging which was a common thing in those days. James Rissky owned it by 1931 until he passed away after being struck by a car near Woodward's Resort near Coloma.

I am a little unclear as to whether Smallbone's Resort and Maplewood were one in the same, but I am sure Mr. and Mrs. Smallbone owned Maplewood. Moving forward to 1953, the place went up for sale. By 1963, it was up for auction and Jack Jerome owned it then. There was an article regarding a motorcycle accident from 1976 mentioning Smallbones Resort so there was some version of it open then. By 1978, a subdivision was approved to be built on the former site.

The location is given as being on 95th Ave on Big Crooked Lake. It was a full resort with 28 cabins, dining hall, dance hall with orchestra, etc.

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Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Vintage Postcard (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aerial Map Indicating General Location (newer photo)
Aerial Map Indicating General Location (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - 1969 (newer photo)
1969 (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Nov 1897 Article (newer photo)
Nov 1897 Article (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Sun Aug 26 2007 Nice Summary Of Sister Lakes Area (newer photo)
Sun Aug 26 2007 Nice Summary Of Sister Lakes Area (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Flyer (newer photo)
Vintage Flyer (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Vintage Flyer (newer photo)
Vintage Flyer (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - 1961 Ad (newer photo)
1961 Ad (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aug 1957 Water Ballet (newer photo)
Aug 1957 Water Ballet (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aug 1959 Mother Goose Visit (newer photo)
Aug 1959 Mother Goose Visit (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aug 1960 Robbery (newer photo)
Aug 1960 Robbery (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aug 1963 Auction (newer photo)
Aug 1963 Auction (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Aug 1978 Article On Subdivision (newer photo)
Aug 1978 Article On Subdivision (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Jan 1932 Former Owner Passes Away (newer photo)
Jan 1932 Former Owner Passes Away (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - July 1953 For Sale (newer photo)
July 1953 For Sale (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - July 1976 Motorcycle Accident (newer photo)
July 1976 Motorcycle Accident (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - June 1925 Former Owner Arrested (newer photo)
June 1925 Former Owner Arrested (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - June 1925 Former Owner Jailed (newer photo)
June 1925 Former Owner Jailed (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - June 1935 Article Ward Picnic (newer photo)
June 1935 Article Ward Picnic (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - June 29 1997 Life Around Sister Lakes (newer photo)
June 29 1997 Life Around Sister Lakes (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - May 1933 Mcclouds Orchestra Performing (newer photo)
May 1933 Mcclouds Orchestra Performing (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Nov 4 2000 Former Owner Passes Away (newer photo)
Nov 4 2000 Former Owner Passes Away (newer photo)
Maplewood Resort (Smallbones Resort) - Sept 1952 Msc Alumni Meeting (newer photo)
Sept 1952 Msc Alumni Meeting (newer photo)
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