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This is a quick summary of White Lake Villa, there are far more extensive accounts and more photos elsewhere online. Here are a some links:
The Svensson family moved to this area from Sweden in the 1800's. At first they started a farm, part of which is still standing at the address I used for this page. Eventually they opened a resort by the early 1900's. Like many other resorts, they had all manner of sporting activities, dancing with orchestra entertainment, boating, swimming, lodging, dining, the whole shebang.
The mentions in the newspapers end in the 1960's, but the resort may have continued in some fashion beyond that. There is not much left today save for the original farmhouse.