Smoke Signals - Archives

In the beginning, Indian Lake residents communicated via Smoke Signals.  The Smoke Signal was the name of the newsletter first issued by the Indian Lake Lodge beginning in 1965.  It began publication, on a monthly basis, in early 1965 and was essentially a local newspaper dedicated to all things at Indian Lake.  The earliest edition we’ve been able to locate is April 1965.  Early editions, 4 pages in length, focused on the progress of the lake’s development, welcomed new residents, showed new homes, reviewed events such as golf and skiing, chronicled Arnold Palmer’s tournament victories, etc.  There is a wealth of old pictures and stories.  Even some of the old advertisements are entertaining.  It went to 8 pages early in 1967, but varied at times between 4 and 8 pages.
 
We’ve embarked on a project to capture some of this history in an archive, scanning these old documents for posterity, and the enjoyment of current and future residents. 
 
So far we have located 59 issues, ranging between April 1965 and July 1971.  Our only complete year is 1968, with all months now safely on file and archived. [UPDATE:  Terry and Pat St.Clair have additional issues given to them by the late Jim McIntyre.  These will be scanned and added over the next few months.]
 
If you have, or know someone who may have, saved any of these precious documents, please let us know.  We will scan them and add them to the archive, and return them if you’d like. 
 
We also have some later newsletters, called The Northwinds News.  These began in 1993 as a Lodge publication, and with mostly a lodge focus.  There are, however, some community-based tidbits and ads of interest.  We have only 8 newsletters on file ranging from May 1993 through June 1994.
 
We are interested also in capturing other articles from local papers, etc., concerning Indian Lake.  One very interesting article on file is from the Somerset REC Penn Lines publication in February 1987 which chronicles the then current plans to revitalize the Lodge and life at the lake.
 
We know the lodge was closed for 11 years from sometime in late 1974 to early 1986.  Any news about or during these gaps would be GREATLY appreciated.  Actually, any news would be appreciated and included in the archive.

Smoke Signals by year (missing if not underscored)

1965 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1966 
Jan
Feb
Mar

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1967 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jun XTRA
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1968 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1969
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1970 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

1971
Jun
Jul
   
1987 
Jun
Sep
Northwinds/Lodge News
1993
May
Jun
Jul
Sep
Dec

1994
Feb
Mar
May-June

Miscellaneous

Facts Brochure 1967
Penn Lines, Feb 1987
South Shore Realtors Jan-Feb 1991
Indian Lake Realty Sep 1995