Thursday, June 7, 2012

EAT-DRINK-SMOKE-REST



EAT-DRINK-SMOKE-REST...Rinse and Repeat??

Back of card reads:
"A clean inviting camp located on U.S. 20 - 2 miles east of Fremont, Ohio. 15 attractive cottages with hot and cold soft water, community kitchen, play ground and plenty of camping space" - Geo J. Hilt, Prop.

Couldn't find out much about the camp, but did turn up a little history on George John Hilt, courtesy of findagrave.com...

"George attended country grade school and then went into the livery and dray business in FremontOhio. He pioneered the motel business, expanding his cabins along Route 6 from three to approximately eighteen, which were maintained along with a restaurant and gas station until shortly before his death. This was the Fremont Tourist Camp and is said to have been the first motel between Cleveland and Detroit."



1 comment:

  1. Oh my, this postcard describes my lifestyle to a "T".....I'm there!!!

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