Crystal Lake, Tolland County (Images of America (Arcadia - download pdf or read online

By Lynn Kloter Fahy

Crystal Lake lies among the cities of Tolland and Stafford on a five-mile-long triangular strip of land extending from the northeastern nook of Ellington. Attracted through the lake’s sandy shore surrounded through forests of oak, chestnut, pine, and maple, early households of settlers known as the lake sq. Pond. within the Eighteen Nineties, Crystal Lake turned a vacation spot lodge. Its acceptance prolonged in the course of the creation of the interurban trolley and Depression-era car trippers who stayed within the lake’s resorts, cottages, and roadside vacationer cabins. within the Nineteen Thirties, the Sandy seashore Ballroom attracted the large bands of Duke Ellington, man Lombardo, and Cab Calloway. The ballroom additionally served as a roller-skating rink the place youth from Ellington, Stafford, Rockville, and surrounding cities spent their relaxation hours. this day Crystal Lake continues to be a well-liked getaway for fishing, swimming, and boating.

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