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Postcard Gallery - 1940's
Motels & Resorts Views
(70 Items)

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards in this gallery are from the 1940 decade. Most pre-date our memories but many of the scenes remained pretty much unchanged into the fifties and early sixties. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared fortyish.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Compton's Resort Otsego Lake - 1947
    (A very good year for many of us!)
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Geigler's Resort - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Fairview Resort Otsego Lake - Postmarked February 22, 1944
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Geigler's Otsego Lake Resort  - 1947
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Hidden Valley Resort - 1949
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Idylwild Resort  - 1945
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Point Comfort Resort - 1946
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Point Comfort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Arbutus Beach - Otsego Lake - 1949
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Gay El Rancho - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Gay El Rancho - Guest Ranch - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Top-Of-Michigan Club 1943-44
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Idylwild Resort - 1940
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: -Geigler's Resort - Otsego Lake =- 1040's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: KenMar 'On The Hill' - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Arbutus Beach - Postmarked July 30, 1949
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: McSweeny's Cabins on US-27
    South of the County Road Commission Building. The roof of Saginaw Wood Works/Gaylord Manufacturing can be seen in the background. To the far left is the cemetary. These later became known as Fallon's Cabins.
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Arbutus Beach Motel - Late 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Idylwild Resort on Otsego Lake - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley - Main Lodge - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Campbells Cabins - Otsego Lake
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Campbells Cabins - Otsego Lake
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Wilson's De Lux Cabins - Postmarked May 22, 1945
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Alpine Motel - Gaylord Mich. - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Weed's Idylwild Beach Otsego Lake Gaylord Michigan
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley - Otsego Ski Club - Postmarked November 13, 1948
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Cottages at Wa-Wa-Soo - 1946
    Complements of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Otsego Ski Club - Late 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - Gun Range
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - Lake and Beach Area
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Geiger's Cabins
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Johnson's Cabins
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Geigler's Resort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Geigler's Resort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Arbutus Beach - 1948
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Camping at Compton's Resort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Cottage at Compton's Resort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Cottage at Compton's Resort - Otsego Lake - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley Ski Slope - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley Ski Slope - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho Clubhouse
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - Gals on the dock
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Dining Room - Otsego Ski Club - Postmarked September 20, 1949
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley - Summer Slopes
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Otsego Ski Club - Postmarked September 17, 1947
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Wa Wa Soo - Postmarked August 2, 1946
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - 1940s
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - Lake and Beach Area
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho Beach
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho Bathing Beach
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Hidden Valley Lodge Lobby
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Snow Valley Tour Train
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Snow Valley Ski Slope
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho - House Band
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Otsego Lake Resort
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Wa Wa Soo - Postmarked August 27, 1949
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Compton's Resort - Postmarked July 23, 1945
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Snow Valley Rope Tow
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Compton's Resort - Postmarked August, 21, 1948
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Bathers at Geigler's Resort
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gun Range at Gay El Rancho Resort
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Gay El Rancho Parking Entrance - 1940's
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Lakeview Resort & Restaurant - 1943
    Lakeview Resort & Restaurant - R. 2 Gaylord, Mich. - Phone 12283 - Your Hosts: Bobbie and Eddie Wohlfeil - Four season vacation resort located on west shore of beautiful Otsego Lake in the midst of scenic Michigan's woods and slopes. 500 feet of safe, sandy beach. Restaurant for snacks or meals. Modern cottages accommodate 2-12 people - boats free with cottage. Fishing Swimming Tennis Badminton Shuffleboard Horseshoes Basketball Skiing and Hunting
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Arbutus Beach 2-Track
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Point Comfort Resort - Postmarked July 5, 1947
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