In response to RJs inquiry of the Answer Man on Feb. 17 about Lake Mildred brought back memories of my childhood spending many days and weeks going back to the late 1940s or early 1950s at the lake named after my grandmother and built by her son, my uncle, Bill DeMint of Waterloo.
I don’t know where he got the idea of grazing cows and tainted water but in all my years of swimming in that lake and even hiking the woods I never saw a cow grazing anywhere much less near the water.
During the summer months hundreds of people enjoyed swimming, fishing, skiing behind boats. The water came from springs on the east end and the fish were without doubt edible, so no pollution.
Fred Shrader, Aviston
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