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Postcard Gallery - 1940's
Motels & Resorts Views
(60 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: Campbell's Cabins - Otsego Lake - 1940's
    Postally Unused
  • Motels & Resorts - 1940's: Campbell's Cabins - Otsego Lake - 1940's
    Postally Unused
  • 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
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