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Friday, May 20, 2011

Mirror Lake Lodge -- near Kerrville

Starr Bryden took several photos of "Mirror Lake Lodge," which he labeled as "near Kerrville."  I have no idea where it was, so I was hoping one of the readers of this blog might know.  If you have an idea where this vacation spot was, please let me know in the comments below.  Thanks to Lanza Teague for sharing this with all of us.
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Mirror Lake Bluff, Kerrville, by Starr Bryden, probably mid-1930s

Mirror Lake Lodge, Kerrville, by Starr Bryden, probably mid-1930s

Mirror Lake Lodge, Kerrville, by Starr Bryden, probably mid-1930s

Mirror Lake Lodge, Kerrville, by Starr Bryden, probably mid-1930s
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9 comments:

  1. In the picture with the wooden dam, the lay of the land resembles Medina Children's Home.

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  2. 30.061454,-99.445737 Check these coordinates on Google Maps, this dam on fm1340 is similar to the one in the photo graph and the buildings in the trees on the adjoining property might be large enough to be your spot. Steven King

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  3. http://cgi.ebay.com/1940-RPPC-Mirror-Lake-Camp-near-Kerrville-TX-/270394468229?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ef4c42785#ht_1033wt_905 Someone is selling a post card from Mirror Lake Camp online. Steven King

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  4. yes, its postmarked june 17 1940. the price is $5.00 with $1.25 shipping and sofar looks like no takers. i almost went for it, but thats almost 2 gallons o gas! LOL
    D.Burney

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  5. This dam, the lake size, the 'lay' of the land to the left in picture.... resembles the one on Hwy 27 West on the North side of a bridge. There is/used to be a restaurant on the left bank (West) with patio looking toward the water - can't remember the creek name. Goat Creek maybe? Just saying.... topography is similar.

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  6. The buildings in the photos look very similar to the buildings that were once located at Camp Chrysalis (Upper Turtle Creek Road).

    If the camp is still open the owners have, no doubt, replaced or modernized the buildings.

    If so, the buildings in the photos may no longer be recognizable.

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  7. My first gut reaction was Camp Chrysalis on Turtle CreeK, so I'm inclinded to agree with the last post. Yes Camp Chrysalis is still open, ran by the Lutheran Church. Before it became Camp Chrysalis, it was Kamp Kickapoo. The Fords, Charles & Budgie, established Kamp Kickapoo there in 1942. Previously that site had been a private family dude ranch. The Fords relocated Kamp Kickapoo in the late 40's a mile or so downstream, where present day Kamp Kickapoo is located. It is under 3rd generation management. I worked at Kamp Kickapoo the summer of 1960. A year later, while employed elsewhere in a different capasity, I did the plans for the dining hall at Camp Chrysalis. It is still being used as such, but showing its age.

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  8. Although no longer in existence, Camp for girls, established by Marcelline and Cilton DeBellevue in 1926, (they were my grandparents) was one of a long line of early privately-owned youth camps in the Hill Country. Camp Wabun Annung, which was the precursor to the present-day Lutheran Camp Chrysalis (Article in West Kerr Current "Summer camp history stretches back 87 years, and still thriving"

    I have the 1926 camp brochure and the history of Camp Wabun-Annung. You can reach me at jajco47@hawaii.rr.com. Thank you Jo Ann Johnston

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