Oldest known image of Wallace Aero Marine Services On Indian Lake Ohio 1920’s
Remember that killer sign for sale last week? The one at the Facebook Auction? The one that sold for $15,000? Ya that one. Well, we were all rooting for Greg Wallace.. yes the same Wallace, to get the sign. But at some point, it just was insane. But it is what it is, and at least the sign is off to a very good home, and will no doubt be preserved. Like I would put that in a bubble.. JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND IT WILL BLOW UP!
Okay, thats out of the way, We did promise some background on why George was so keen on getting the sign. Turns out, it may be one of the only tangible things left from a family legacy. And oh what a legacy it is. Mother of all legacy’s. The Wallace family is one of the coolest families out there. They made a living being a great marina, and giving rides, selling boats, pumping gas, and just generally being a host to great times on Indian Lake. And.. Greg is sharing some of the images they have, and a little bit of family history. Oh and HELL YA we are headed up there this summer. HELL TO THE YA!
Looks like a bunch of BW stuff. But right click and blow this sucker up. Ugh, I wish the new site was live. All these images will be header size.
Thats a Mobil Gas sign. And Pump, and some guys hanging out.
The back of Wallace Aero marine Services, Photo from the ice. Now, here is a little background. The lift system was built out of….wait for it. Walnut! Cut from trees that were in the area that was there before the lake. WALNUT! BTW, this is the exact design I want to install at the Railway. And yes those are round Mobil signs. AHHHHHHHHH!
A peaceful summer hangout
Grandma lookin things over. Probably wondering what the crew got done today. Notice the Kermath laying in the ground. If you look closely on the right, you can see bits of the bridge, which is the only thing left in that area from the past.
Gregs Uncle, you can see the bridge to the Amusement park in the back as reference
Gregs Dad under the hoist next to 30 ft dodge and Stuffin Box” the original Popeye. 1940
Greg’s Grandfather Capt “Scotty” Wallace with my dad and his older brother 1936
Tomorrow, we will show and talk, like a show and tell I suppose, the Boats and rides.. Oh the Wallace clan sure enjoyed some fast and powerful boats. WOW..
Capt “Scotty” at the helm of his favorite large boat, 30 Belle Isle Super Bear Cat. Hall Scott power.