History of South Fork Fishing and Hunting club at Lake Conemaugh
When the Pennsylvania Railroad Company bought the old canal and conatructoil along its line the great highway of rails the reservoir was no longer needed. Ilio many ages of land which formed the bottom of the lake had originally been lneadoWH, and when the lake was no longer noeded the meadows reappeared as the water was drained off from Ihe bottom. The proporty was bought by the South Pork Fishinir Club from Mr. lteillv. Tho cxuct price paid none of the members of the club who were seen last night could my. The club was formed on the basis oi a membership limited to 100 persons, tho sbares being placed at $500 each and each member being required to own two shares before being wilitled to the privileges of membership. Nearly $20,000 was expended in putting the dam in thorough repair, iu addition to rnonoy spent in other improvements. Then arrangements were made for the erection of a hotel and cottages. Every momber who desired to put up a cottago within six months was allowed a plot of ground 100 feet snuare. There are now airsttt-sixty members of the club, of whom sixteen have cottages. Commencing from the lower end of tho lake, and going to tho head, the cotlagos stand in this order: A MAUNIKICKNT LIST. t. D. W. C. IlWillc. 0. J. J. Ijvwronce. 'i. M. K. Mnorelieml. lu, Mri. u. C. lluucj". 3.1'. (J. Knox. The lintel. -I. J. II. I.liiplncott. II. C'nlvln Weill. 0. Junci W. llruwn. l'J. Dr. Itunklu. 0. Uiuis Irwin. 11 willUm Mulling. 7. cluirloaJ. UUrko. 14. O. II. Slica. . 8. M. II, SnrdBin. 1ft. Jokouli Home. 10. Waller McCllmock. from the foregoing names, everyone of which is so well known in Pittsburgh that it would besuperogatory to tell who the individuals aro, it will bo seen that tho momborship of tho club is conllnod to tho wealthy and prominent residents of the two cities.