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Camp Cleghorn memories

Holly Center hosts program

“Camp Cleghorn on the Columbia” will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Holly History and Genealogy Center, 321 S. Main St., Waupaca.

It will be presented by current Camp Cleghorn residents, who will tell the story of the camp from the 1880s through today.

Camp Cleghorn, located on Columbia Lake on the Chain O’ Lakes, was founded by the International Order of Good Templars in 1897.

The Order strongly supported temperance and peace and purchased the land in the town of Dayton for annual assemblies.

Before long, the camp welcomed people throughout the summer and eventually built camp buildings on the property.

Today, Camp Cleghorn is an association of 41 private cottage owners, though church is open to the public during the summer on Sunday mornings.

The program and refreshments are sponsored by Camp Cleghorn residents.

People may receive more information by calling 715-256-9980 or visiting www.waupacahistoricalsociety.org.

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