Saturday, October 28, 2006

Penwood as seen from space ...

Above is a satellite image of Penwood and its surroundings on Fourth Lake. Alger Island, also known as Big Island, is a state campground whose structures include only a scattering of lean-to's and a ranger station. The most notable feature in this image is Cohasset Point, known as one of the places where Chester Gillette stopped shortly after murdering Grace Billie Brown in 1906 on nearby Big Moose Lake. Legend has it that her ghost still haunts the vicinity of Cohasset Point. This murder, which captured the imagination of the American public, inspired Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy."

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