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Elvina and Charles Lillibridge stand Thursday, July 4, in front of the A-frame office they built in 1964 at the Maple Beach Resort near Vergas. Thursday was the 50th anniversary of their purchase of the resort. MICHAEL VOSBURG/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Resort’s fun, charm not lost after 50 years

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VERGAS — In the summer of 1963, Alvina and Charles Lillibridge purchased a 700-acre resort with three cabins here on West Loon Lake for $75,000.


“We were up here nine times in eight days trying to convince them to sell,” Alvina Lillibridge said. They drove up in a white 1960 Chevrolet convertible and the former owners called the pair “city slickers from Fargo.”

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