Crystal Lake in located in
Benzie County in
northwestern lower
Michigan, USA.

(Click on the map to see Benzie
County on Google Maps.)


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See the complement to this site –
The Comedy of Crystal Lake.
It's a book all about the 1873
lowering of Crystal Lake and a
biography of Archibald Jones, the
man behind the operation.

CRYSTALANA
A JOURNAL OF
Historical Reflections and Current Perspectives of Crystal Lake,
Its Watershed, and Benzie County, Michigan


As compiled by Dr. Stacy Leroy Daniels, a humble saunterer and
"President pro tem , the Benzie County River Improvement Company, Est. 1873"

"Crystalana" is intended to complement and supplement two published texts: "The Comedy of Crystal Lake" (2015), a 496-page book; and its classic prequel, "The Tragedy of Crystal Lake" (1922), a 17-page pamphlet. Subjects will be presented in journal format. Each issue will contain two short feature articles: a Historical Reflection and a Current Perspective, supported by brief commentaries on People, Places, Phenomena, and Potpourri encountered across the greater Crystal Lake Watershed.

This is accomplished via regular offerings of our Crystalana journal:

•  Volume 1, No. 1, 2018 (8-page PDF, 496 kB). Featured articles:
– "Crystalana"
– A Prospectus for "Crystalana"
• Volume 1, No. 2, 2018 (9-page PDF, 564 kB). Featured articles:
–"The Benzie Book"
–
Crystal Lake — Commonality and Uniquity
• Volume 1, No. 3, 2018 (9-page PDF, 536 kB). Featured articles:
– The Creation of “Crystalana”
– The Lay of the Land; the Lap of the Water
• Volume 1, No. 4, 2018 (10-page PDF, 600 kB). Featured articles:
– A Brood of Lakelets
– River Improvements and Harbors of Refuge
• Volume 1, No. 5, 2018 (11-page PDF, 652 kB). Featured articles:
– The Tragedy of Crystal Lake
– The “Tragedy” / “Comedy” of Crystal Lake in Retrospect
• Volume 1, No. 6, 2018 (10-page PDF, 696 kB). Featured articles:
– Travels Though the Northwestern Regions of the United States
– The Surveyors Arrive

Additional Articles about Crystal Lake
•  A Map; A Plan: A Canal: A Beach
•  Getting Around To Crystal
Lake, thanks to A. Jones
•  Historical Site Marker

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