1917 - Bsa - Boy Scout Camp - Crystal Lake Michigan - Real Photo Postcard For Sale
"AT THE BOY SCOUT CAMP, CRYSTAL LAKE NEAR WHITEHALL MICH. JUNE 1917." Postally used, original vintage real photo postcard with view of large group of boys. Back has "Photo by The Photo Shop, Whitehall, Mich." along left side; SEP 2 8PM 1917 MICH. postmark; and is addresssed to Mrs. Propach 2340 Commonwealth Ave., Chicago, Ill. Size is approx. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".Note: It began in 1911 as Camp
White on 40 acres of land on Crystal Lake donated by
the White Lake Chamber of Commerce. It is the United States' oldest and longest
continuously operating Boy Scout camp. The original Boy Scout camp was established in 1911 at Crystal Lake outside Whitehall, Michigan. Accounts differ
concerning the original name with consideration being given to Camp White
and Camp Owasippe. The first documented reference
to Owasippe in relationship to the camp was in 1916 when Camp Master James P.
Fitch originated the "Tribe of Owasippe" for those Scouts who had
attended camp one or more times since 1912.
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1917 - Bsa - Boy Scout Camp - Crystal Lake Michigan - Real Photo Postcard: $29