New PDF release: Breezy Point (Images of America)

By Peter James Ward Richie

In 1919, Wilford Hamilton Fawcett, larger referred to as �Captain Billy,� released the 1st factor of Captain Billy�s Whiz Bang. choked with jokes and cartoons, the little journal made a fortune for Fawcett. In 1921, he bought eighty acres at the shore of massive Pelican Lake close to Brainerd, Minnesota, and outfitted a bluff-top village of cabins. the subsequent 12 months, as Fawcett courses introduced out precise Confessions journal, building all started at the Breezy aspect hotel. This fabulous log constitution featured a ballroom, on line casino, billiard room, and bowling alley. After Fawcett�s premature loss of life in 1940, the inn used to be closed until eventually the tip of worldwide struggle II. whilst Breezy element reopened, Minnesota households lower back in droves. After a hearth destroyed the most resort in 1959, Breezy aspect used to be rebuilt and reimagined via Hollywood entertainer Ginny Simms. The mythical hotel has grown and altered through the years, yet Fawcett�s imaginative and prescient and adventurous spirit are nonetheless hovering above tremendous Pelican Lake and the piney woods of Breezy Point.

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