Ten Mile History: 200 Years
The Ten Mile history book is a wonderful
for your Ten Mile family. You may still
order copies from:
218-675-6844 or tbcoxreston @ aol.com
218-675-6183 or tenmile @ tds.net
218-675-6037 or lorstrom @ tds.net
Cost: $35.00 plus $5.00 Shipping
Please make checks payable to Ten Mile Lake
Association, and date them either the 1st or the 15th
of the month
TMLA History Committee Solicits Family, Neighborhood
by Tom Cox, for the History Committee: Willa Shonkwiler-Martin,
Historian; Stan Benbrook, Don Buck, Sue Eikenberry, Deb Hamilton, Anne McGill,
Ross Melgaard, Lorraine Stromquist, Larry Urbanski
Have you written your Family History for the Ten Mile Lake History Project?
Family and Neighborhood Histories are a central focus of The History Committee's
efforts to develop a book of Ten Mile history. In addition, the Committee
solicits histories of clusters of families who have lived in lakeshore
"neighborhoods," i.e., particular stretches of lake-shore that can be
more or less well defined in terms of both geography and social interaction.
Examples of "neighborhoods" might be the North Shore's Chariton Beach
and Park Point and the South Shore's Fernhurst, Plainview Beach and Hillaway.
In the History Committee's files there are already a number of written family
histories as well as oral histories on cassette tapes. However, many families
are not yet chronicled, and there are few if any "neighborhood"
chronicles. The Committee seeks your help. If your family has not already
presented a family history, please think about writing up your family's Ten Mile
story. If you already have a written account, you may want to update it. If you
live in a cluster of families who have become close because of a common
residence in a particular shoreline neighborhood, see if you can identify a
neighbor who is willing to write about your neighborhood's development and
social interaction over the years.
In writing family histories, please remember that the Committee is interested
in your history as it relates to the Lake, rather than a chronicle of your
family's entire life. Here are some of the questions you might want to cover in
|When did your family first come to TML?|
|How did you happen to come to TML?|
|Did you camp, rent, homestead, or purchase?|
|What is the history of your lot, cabin or homestead?|
|What impact did WWI, the Great Depression and/or WWII have on your Ten
|What significant relationships has your family had with other lake
|What has your relationship been to the Ten Mile Lake Association?
(Officers, committees, etc.)|
|What particularly strong memories do you or other family members have
about activities and events on or about the Lake?|
|Do you have pictures or clippings the committee can copy and possibly
You may send your family or neighborhood history by mail to the History
Committee, C/O Lorraine Stromquist, 4175 County 71NW, Hackensack, MN 56452, or
by E-mail to Tom Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your help will be invaluable to the Committee as it seeks to create a
chronicle that will be of special interest to all Ten Milers.