Submitted by Nute Chapman
From Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook
June 11, 2015
CAPTION: Onaway State Park Black Lake Onaway, Mich By the way....When on the Way.... See Onaway
This week we will share one of our many pictures of the Onaway State Park. The picture was taken from in front of the pavilion. The beautiful dock went out to where one could dive and not hit bottom. Take note of the 20-foot water slide. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, when the Farmers' Dairy Picnic was held at the park we find that at some years more than 2,000 people attended this outing. Some 35 years ago my family cleaned out the "Morgan's Spring" and sent a water sample to be tested. The test came back as a good well. The flow is not as big today, but it is still a good place to get a good cold drink. Our Onaway State Park holds many stories dear to my heart. ( This historic pavilion was destroyed by fire in 2012),
From the Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook, June 11, 2015 page 7B.
Retyped by J. Anderson