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Mark Simonson

August 12, 2013

Efforts to improve Canadarago Lake began in August 1963


“One of our goals is to unite our members in bonds of friendship,” Feisthamel said. “They started addressing that right away,” back in 1963.

The CLIA has been celebrating their 50th anniversary on recent weekends, which included the golf tournament and pig roast, boat parade and fireworks launched from the north side of Deowongo Island. Some events had to be rescheduled due to the flooding in early July. Coming on Saturday, Aug. 31, there will be a “Lights on the Lake” event as the anniversary celebration continues.

To find out more about the many present-day lake stewardship projects of the CLIA, visit

This weekend: A bit of our area’s life and times in August 1928.

City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at

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