It’s Almost Fishing Season!

“When you are tired of commonplace entertainment, when the old familiar scenes began to pall on you and you seek an outlet for your imprisoned freedom, drive out to the Roosterville Lakes where life will seem worthwhile again.”

Did you know Roosterville was once a Missouri destination spot?

I came across this piece in the 8/19/1954 edition of The Lathrop Optimist out of Lathrop Missouri.

The Lathrop Optimist (Lathrop, MO), 1954-08-19, Main Edition

The article/advertisement reads:

Roosterville Lakes
PLENT OF BIG CATFISH AND CARP.
4 Miles northwest of Liberty on Highway C,

Headquarters for the vacationer and sportsmen for miles around. Everything here Is provided for your comfort and entertainment. Friendly atmosphere prevails at all times by the manager, James Hershey, who welcomes all.

Roosterville Lakes, furnishes an important factor in the lives of the people since it provides a type of recreation that is not available In hhe area. No matter what may be your mood, you are sure to be entertained by joining the crowd here.  It is headquarters for the local and traveling public.

When you are tired of commonplace entertainment, when the old familiar scenes began to pall on you and you seek an outlet for your imprisoned freedom, drive out to the Roosterville Lakes where life will seem worthwhile again.

Roosterville Lakes is one of the very popular recreation centers for the local and travelling public. Located on Highway C. 4 miles northwest of Liberty. Here the guests are made comfortable and everything is done for their convenience and comfort.  James Hershey, the manager, is well known in the business which he operates and has had many years of successful experience and many friends among the traveling public. The people who gather here are out for uplifting recreation and always have a good time at “ROOSTERVTLLE LAKES.” We are pleased to refer James Hershey and his popular lakes to all our readers is this area.

Can you smell the fish frying yet?

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