Clear Lake Indiana History
Clear Lake Heritage History Book - A few copies of this
2009 book are still
available for purchase at the Clear Lake Town Hall.
The Clear Lake Story -
A 1982 collection of history and stories collected from factual records and memories of early
Clear Lake History Forum Archive
the information and memories that our users have shared.
Steuben County Cottages for Rent
in 1930 - Things were cheaper then.
Summer in Northern Indiana
Vacation Travel Brochure 1935 Edition -
Articles and advertisements from the 1930s, when our lakes were destination resorts. We
also have the 1934 edition.
Clear Lake Historical Postcard Collections -
Picture postcards provide a photographic history of Clear
Steuben County Historical Maps - Steuben County maps from the 1800s show the growth of the railroads.
Bowensburg - A Step Back in Time -
The town of Bowensburg was platted near Clear Lake but never built.
Boating Disaster on Clear Lake -
July 4, 1859 eleven people
drowned by the capsizing of a boat.
Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries and
Game of Indiana (excerpt) -
A description of Clear Lake in the year 1913. You can also read the
entire report booklet.
A Place in My Heart -
The cottage had been in our family for decades. But common sense said it was time to sell.
The following items have been contributed for history of Clear Lake. We welcome your
contribution also. Please send your stories to the webmaster at the email shown at the
bottom of this page.
"Memories of My Summers at the Lake" by Denis Eble
A wonderful short story about the author's youthful visits to Clear Lake.
"Lake House" by Brandi Fishburn -
"this beautiful, charming, gorgeous, exquisite place where I go to dream."
History of the Clear Lake Baptist Church 1864 - 1989
by Warner Reed
History of the Clear Lake Lutheran Church
1937 to the present day - (link opens in a new window.)
History of Steuben County
Clear Lake Township 1885 - An early history of our township.
Year in Review - 2007 -
The year 2007 was an exceptionally busy year at Clear Lake with the Kasota Island preservation campaign and fundraisers,
sale of the old town hall and the Lions Club classic car show. Relive the fun by viewing the articles and flyers
from some of the events.