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Panoramic photo by Pete Babij Taken 13:38, 29/04/2011 - Views loading...

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Old Swimming Hole

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On the causeway that used to divide the deep and shallow portions of the Green Lake public pool. The grassy side was once filled with sand with water 3 feet deep and the lake side is actually an old quarry several hundred feet deep. Gravel was mined here and up to 200 feet of clay overburden had to be excavated to get to it. Typical glacial outwash deposition where fast moving water brings gravel and rocks with it and after the ice melts, ponded stagnant floodwater deposits finer clay and silt grains.

  • Bob Cleveland about 1 year ago
    Information: I lived in Calumet City until 1953 and am familiar with this spot. I was known formerlyh as "Green Lake" and was very popular. My older brother's first job was as a lifeguard there in summers.
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