Historic Birch Lodge

Historic Birch Lodge
Historic Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI

Friday, April 12, 2013

Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI...a Time Capsule

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One of the fascinating things about Birch Lodge is that it is a time capsule.  Inside the upstairs rooms are still made up, and the old menus are still to be found in the dining room.  But most fun of all to me are all the old magazines. .  The old advertisements are amazing, but so are the articles.  My favorite has to be from Suburban Life, 1907.  The magazine is in black and white, but the cover is beautiful!

Obviously, this is my all time favorite--
an article intended to get the ladies to understand the convenience of owning and driving their own car!

 A woman can control the largest of machines...no need to call the chauffeur...

"Independent of Coachman and Chauffeur"

"A Delightful Way of Entertaining One's Friends"

And of course, A man is only a "mere passenger"! 

These stories and more.. Come browse through the old magazines, find out: 
.Will  Sonny and Cher break up?  Will Dinah have Burt's child?  Will Fidel's Cuba go Communist?' 

 Sorry, gotta go read some more old "news"....


  1. Women driving? Good lord! Lol!

  2. I took that same picture of the magazine with the flowers- the color is gorgeous! :-)