Re: gun club ponds
Date: June 13, 2013 09:02PM
That's the area where the first clay pigeon shoots were started in the 1800's. There were so many ducks congregating on Lake calumet that in the 1870's chicago "sportsmen" would come down to the Kensington Station on weekends on the ICRR and spend a day shooting and drinking. Monday came and the shores of Lake Calumet would be lined with 3 foot deep piles of dead ducks, rotting in the sun. It seemed more sporting to shoot clay pigeons. There was probably that kinda activity along that part of the shore for over a hundred years! In the 1860's Lake Calumet was called Steven Douglas' Duck Pond. He and his cronies dined on ring neck duck dinners at Woodmans Stage Ranch, near 113th west of Torrence.