African American investors Wilber Lemon, A.E. Wright, Marion, and Ella Author from Chicago and Cleveland purchased land from Bookings Lumber Company along the shoreline of Woodland Lake in the 1920s. They created a resort community for African Americans between White Cloud and Baldwin. I saw this old two-story building when I passed through the area. I wonder if it was an old boarding house from the lumber company or maybe a hotel during the days when the resort community was in its prime.
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