The M.W.A. Park

A streetcar stopped at the Modern Woodsman of America Park at on Johnson Road (36th Avenue) near the Southwest tip of Crystal Lake . In the early 1900’s, the lake came up to about where Rainbow Foods parking lot is now. The lovely wooded hillside was planned to become a resort area. The MWA park became a became a popular “tent city” camping area  for several years. Lots were 40×40 and five bucks was all one needed to spend the summer.