Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Cox shares tales of the West Side


February 21, 2019

Carolyn Lewis

The tour group crossing Seeley Lake from Seeley Lake Campground back to Boy Scout Road.

SEELEY LAKE – Twenty-five people, most on snowshoes, showed up at the River Point Campground to learn about Seeley Lake's "West Side Story." The Feb. 16 excursion was sponsored by the Seeley Lake Historical Society and led by long-time resident Ron Cox.

Cox's first story referred to the snowmobile races that used to take place on Seeley Lake. Cox said one year Bruce Copenhaver drove a bulldozer onto the ice to scrape a course for the race.

According to Cox, "[the bulldozer] went into the drink out here in about 10 feet of water. The guy that was on it went down with the ship and came up u...

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