Editors note: The following letter is in response to the Historical Lens photo in the August 1st issue titled A day at the beach, 1955.
This photo brought back many happy memories of my childhood spent at what is now Terravista then called Windermere Beach by my parents, Walter and Eleanor Stoddart, who owned and rented fourteen rustic cabins near the iconic sandhill.The Daniel cabin was located just north of our home on property my dad had subdivided and where hesold lots for as little as $150.
Despite the many megahomesoccupying the area today, I believe their cottage is intact andstill owned by the family. Life may have been simpler then, but we had wonderful times.
The lake is still the jewel of the valley.
Bernice (Stoddart) Hathaway