'The Comedy of Crystal Lake' by Stacy Leroy DanielsThe Comedy of Crystal Lake
Cloth Cover; 9” x 12”; 496 pp;
46 chapters; 200 illustrations.
© 2015 Stacy Leroy Daniels
ISBN 978-0-692-21715-3

Crystal Lake in located in
Benzie County, in
northwestern lower

(Click on the map to see Benzie
County on Google Maps.)

Email Stacy Daniels at:

Flushed with Pride Press
3901 Orchard Drive
Midland, MI 48640

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Student Discount.

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I. The Lowering of Crystal Lake,  II. The Biography of Archibald Jones

by a Humble Saunterer, Stacy Leroy Daniels

Crystal Lake Sesquicentennial Celebration!
*** 1873 to 2023 ***

In honor of the 150-year anniversary of the lowering of Crystal Lake, the fateful event that "created" the modern lake we know and love today, in 2023 we had a summer-long celebration in the Crystal Lake area of Benzie County, Michigan.

Please see the
celebration Web page for the SESQUI Commemorative Booklet, the details of what & why we are celebrating, and more!

Announcing the release of the new book — "The Comedy of Crystal Lake" (2015); the unanticipated sequel to “The Tragedy of Crystal Lake” (1922). It's all about the 1873 lowering of Crystal Lake in Benzie County, Michigan, and a biography of Archibald Jones, the man behind the operation, and his Benzie County River Improvement Company.

Dr. Daniels describes the book as...

"Being a Summary Chronicle with Many More Sidelights, of a Tale written in Two Parts, describing a seemingly Ill-Fated Historical Event, so epochal in its nature as to have had a permanent bearing upon the development and future of Benzie County in Northwestern Lower Michigan, together with myriad viewpoints of its diverse characters and sundry locales and &c, &c."

Please see the About the Story for a short description and Writing of the Book for more details.

Please watch
A Benzie County Heritage — a one-hour video overview presented before the book was published. (Daniels, Stacy L., The “Tragedy” / “Comedy” of Crystal Lake, and the Role of Archibald Jones: A Benzie County Heritage, a short talk on the lowering of Crystal Lake, Darcy Library, Beulah, Friday, 24 Aug 2012.)

The book is available by mail from the author using this
Order Form for $32.00 (+ $3.00 MI sales tax, if applicable, + $5.00 shipping), as well as from these Michigan establishments:

•  Benzie Area Historical Museum
•  Benzie County Chamber of Commerce
•  Benzie Conservation District
•  Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore Visitors Center
•  BaySide Printing
• Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce
• Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
• The Book Store
•  Good Old Books
Traverse City
•  Horizon Books

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization may be
designated to receive a partial donation
from your purchase of the book

More About the Book
•  Order Form
•  About the Story
•  Writing of the Book
•  Author's Bio
•  Book Dedication
•  Statements of Purpose
More About Archibald Jones
•  Archibald Jones Business Card
•  The Ballad of Archibald Jones:
MP3 file, Lyrics (PDF) (Song &
lyrics © 2010 by Doc Stuart)
•  The “Tragedy” / “Comedy”
of Crystal Lake, and the
role of Archibald Jones
More Documents
and Information
•  News and Past
•  Presentations
•  Publications

More About Crystal Lake

See the complement to this site:

CRYSTALANA — Historical Reflections and Current Perspectives
of Crystal Lake, its Watershed, and Benzie County, Michigan.


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