Rare postcard photos that recapture the Lake Manitou attractions that once
ranked it among Indiana's premier summer resorts. Lake Manitou is located on
the east side of Rochester. The postcards were chosen from the extensive collection of Glenn and the late Donna Cleland, Rochester. Captions are by
Sentinel owner Jack K. Overmyer. Originally published in The Sentinel on October 12, 2000.
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The East Side Hotel in 1910, the year it was purchased by Harry Page who later transformed it into the Fairview Hotel and Gardens. This location was occupied by a succession of hotels reaching back to the 1870s.