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I always chuckle when museums do Throwback Thursday, since almost everything we do falls under that heading!

Here are some great throwbacks from when the lodge was being still being built in 1936/37:

Whittell Castle

East end of Lodge showing the wood siding before the stone cladding.  Note the missing first boat house/swimming pool.

whittell construction

Today where we enjoy the waterfalls was once a construction ramp.

whittell construction 2

And lastly, the ladies painting a chair in the lake, because why not?  Note that you can see scaffolding behind them.  This is Jacqueline Emeriaud (Elia’s niece) and Elia.

Photos courtesy  of Scott Rayer, part the of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society Collection.

– Jesse