Tuesday, April 12, 2011


About the year 1906 one of the first cottages on Jordan Lake became known as the "Good Shepard Resort." Dan Shepard, with his wife Hannah, began a tourist business featuring the lake and all its assetts. Dan promoted the leisure activities such as fishing and the resort became well known throughout Michigan. The Resort was located at the southern most point of where Fourth Ave. ends today at the lake. Next door was located another cottage called the "Water Witch." The two buildings were later connected to form one larger Inn. The resort remained in business for many years ending its career in the late 1940's. The building was later used as an apartment building. It was torn down in the past few years following an interior fire.

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