Scene at Lakeland, postmarked 1912. The far shoreline identifies this postcard view as Base Lake, probably looking from the north shore.
North Side Base Lake, Mich., postmarked 1913. The message on the back of this view of Base Lake says that the family spent Labor Day in one of the cottages. The writer calls the lake “a beautiful spot beyond Dexter,” and mentions it was a fifty six mile drive to get there.
Base Lake got its name because it is on the base line of the lower peninsula of Michigan, an important surveying line. The baseline is also the boundary line between Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.
This color postcard is published by The Wolverine News Co. out of Detroit, and printed in Belgium.