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Bankruptcy

The subject of the failure of the Brice's vision seems to go overlooked. Due to mismanagement and a poor business model, the resort was forced into bankruptcy and eventually, taken over by a development firm.

Arthur Champlin 17 days ago

William Bryce

Nice story but you left out some parts. William Bryce's real name was Wilber Brice....He changed his name to William Bryce because he was a bigamist and married my Great Aunt Martha while he was still married. Had to change it. Aunt Martha Basye owned the land , it was her home-place. Martha Died in 1939 and had willed the land to William who she thought was her husband. William married his 20 some year old nurse soon after. He died 1940 or so. His real wife and Sons came to the area to claim the land....My Grandmother ,Anne Basye Funkhouser went crazy from losing the family land. There was a court settlement but not for much. The court records are at Woodstock..The rest of the info has been put on Ancestery.com.......I can still hear my Grandmother telling the story!

Judith Funkhouser Knickerbocker 50 days ago

Missed the point?

I believe the purpose of the article was to discuss Pete and Julie's vision for the land, not how the land was obtained by a bigamist from Philadelphia...it seems as if that story could be an article all its own.

Paul Rhodes 49 days ago

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