Eagles Mere Chautauqua was founded by Benjamin Welch and his brother Reverend Joseph Welch. Opening ceremonies took place on August 4, 1896, with Penn. Governor General James Beaver as quest speaker. The original site of the bell was Forest Inn . . . — — Map (db m89972) HM
In the years after World War II, the decline of the resort hotels that had been the economic engines of Eagles Mere posed a serious threat to the community. New community organizations were formed to acquire the Country Club and Eagles . . . — — Map (db m139007) HM
Hiram Humphrey was the able skipper
of the launch "The Hardly Able"
between 1929 and 1986.
His devotion to his boat, its passengers
and especially the children won for him
the love and respect of many generations
of Eagles . . . — — Map (db m139244) HM
George Lewis purchased 10,217 acres from Charles Wolstoncraft in 1794 for one dollar per acre. His dream of an ideal community built around a glass manufacturing business and away from the unhealthy atmosphere of the city became a . . . — — Map (db m139163) HM
Site of the original toboggan slide built in 1904 designed and engineered by Capt. E. S. Chase.
Blocks of ice are measured, cut, and transported to the foot of Lake Ave. where construction begins. The slide, which is 1200 ft. long, is grooved to . . . — — Map (db m126500) HM
This nine-tenths of a mile pathway
leads to the beach and Eagles Mere Park.
The Chaseway honors Captain Embley Shafer Chase,
general manager of the Eagles Mere Syndicate (1886 to 1919),
and the originator of much that is Eagles . . . — — Map (db m139080) HM