Wonder Lake, Illinois

Photo History of How the Lake Began

Wonder Lake was developed in 1929. These photos deplict the beginning of Wonder Lake, and it's dam. The photos are drawn from a series of lake renewal calendars that were issued 1985 through 1989 by the MPOA and the Wonder Lake State Bank.
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Nippersink Creek, 1929

Nippersink Creek, 1929

Spring Woods, 1929

Dam Construction, 1929

Dam Construction, 1929

Lake Fill, 1930

Wonder View, 1930

Dam view, 1934

Lookout view, 1930's

Flood, 1938

Flood, 1938

Flood repair, 1938

Lookout Point, 1940's

East Shore, 1940

Lookout view, 1946

Hancock Dr, 1960's

Center Beach, 1983

Dam, 1985

Lake Drawdown, 1986

White Oaks Bay