#23 Elkhorn Lodge: Home of “Skinny” Bullock

r23 Elkhorn Lodge

Additional Photos and Information: 

Thanks to Union City natives and historians,  Marty and Ron Chard,  who have generously shared their collections of photos, postcards and articles for this project.
Skinny's Elk Horn Lodge on the St Joe
On the south side of the St. Joe at end of Sycamore Bend, the Skinny Bullock’s Elkhorn Lodge C. 1960s.
Skinny Bullock (right) and Ray Grimes stocking the Union Lake rearing pond with fingerlings.


Vacated Lodge
The Elkhorn lodge in its later years.



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Skinny Bullock (left) and fishing buddy John Travis.
Skinny Bullock & John Travis - 7-25-02
Skinny Bullock’s Elk Horn Lodge as part of Union City’s Heritage Days.
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1975 Article in the Battle Creek Enquirer. The full text is below.



Skinny Bullock Article
Text of  1975 Enquirer Article about Bullock.
Skinny Bullock Poem
Poem about Skinny Bullock from the local paper.
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From Union City 1966 Centennial Book.



Skinny Bullutt right - 1937 Film
Skinny Bullock on the right.


Greg Hull as Skinny Bullock
Local farmer, historian and writer, Greg Hull portrays Austin “Skinny” Bullock in the Society for Historical Preservations Cemetery Ghost Tour. Text of Greg’s portrayal is below.
P 1/4 of Greg Hull’s 2013 Portrayal of Skinny Bullock.
P 2/4 of Greg Hull’s Portrayal of Skinny Bullock,
P 3/4 of Greg Hull’s Portrayal of Skinny Bullock.
P 4/4 of Greg Hull’s portrayal of Skinny Bullock.