Steer Creek Hosts Skinny Dippers in 1936


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/18/1936.

Bathing Beauties Land in Cooler

A couple of goodlooking gals, said to be from the Stumptown community, and a companion of the opposite sex, who were enjoying a cooling swim in the pleasant waters of Steer Creek were brought to the Calhoun county jail Saturday night where they spent the weekend and a day or two more (illegible) guest of the more or less popular Hotel de Gunn.

Ordinarily it is no offense to bathe in the waters of Steer Creek. But these modern gals and (illegible) bring along their bathing suits and used instead the sun-suits with which Dame Nature had provided them.  Also it appeared that considerable liquid refreshment had been provided for the inner man and the party became not only joyful, but downright rowdy and noisy.  Residents of Steer Creek put in a call for the state police and Corporal Wilfong, Trooper Bowles and Sheriff Gunn went to the scene and brought them in on a drunk and disorderly charge.  On trial Monday before Justice Jackson, they were sentenced to pay ten dollar fines, lacking which they were returned to the local jail where they spent a few days before being turned loose.