Now known as "the sand bar" this small island provided enjoyment for many a family on a hot summer's day. Sandy succumbed to progress due to the erosive forces of boats and the raising of the dam in the late 1920's. Even about 1925, when this picture was taken, "Sandy" was a popular spot. Mrs Charles Tinker remembered "nearby campers came over, swimming or by boat, to picnic and prepare a big bonfire.......the ladies arranged the picnic fare and visited with each other, catching up on the news. The children swam or played on the sandy beach and the men fished and told stories about the big ones that got away."

Today, you can find the same things happening in this very same spot. Sandy is still there but only a few feet under the surface.

*portions taken from the Pine River Pond Users Guide.

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