Crescent Beach up close

For a brief period in the 1930s, Johnson County had a popular public beach out at Lake Quivira at the far northern end of the county (see it on a map). Recently, I was looking at this photograph of Crescent Beach as it was called:

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While this is a shot taken from a fair distance away, it was also a large print. Every photo on JoCoHistory has been scanned at a high resolution, allowing us to zoom in to notice more detail. For instance, this closer view allows us to notice the couple sitting on the boardwalk, the rowboat and the sunbathers on the beach.

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And some people walking toward the Lake Quivira clubhouse.

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This closer view allows us to see the old Partonner farmhouse, used at the time as the offices for the Quivira Development Company.

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