Presented by the Laurens County Historical Society, Dublin, Georgia. For questions and information, please contact Scott B. Thompson, Sr. at dublinhistory@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LAKESIDE PARK - OCTOBER 6, 1981 - JANE SCOTT THOMPSON AND SCOTT B. THOMPSON


Lakeside Park on Jeffersonville Road in Macon, Georgia.

Originally founded as the Outing Club by Minnie Davis Scott & 
William Alexander Scott, Jr. in the late 1890s on the property 
known as McCall's Mill.  Mrs. Scott was a granddaughter of
Elezaar McCall, who came to what would become Macon in 1818.
McCall and his brothers Roger and John emigrated from
Lebanon, CT to Georgia to build river boats  to run along
the Ocmulgee River.  The McCalls purchased several
thousand acres of land when the Macon  Indian Reserve East
 was sold in the late 1820s.

The Outing Club was renamed Lakeside Park and operated 
under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Scott, until their son,
H. Irving Scott, Sr. and his wife, Margaret S. Scott took over 
the management.

The amusement park was sold in the early 1950s to the Maxwell
family.

It was closed as an amusement park in the late 1960s.

Capricorn Records executive Phil Walden purchased the 
property and staged several musical performances
with the Allman Brothers Reunion being one of the best. 











































































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