One upon a time there were four wannabe historians hit by the depressing thought that most of the original residents from the 1970s had left for one reason or another. As their numbers dwindled, so did the sources of the oral history of the beginnings of Hartstene Pointe.
A plan was made to locate them and listen to their stories. To support, at times contradictory accounts, but some memories clear as a bell and other foggy in the details, they gleamed through the archives of board meetings, newsletters, correspondence, personal letters and lawsuits.
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Did You Know?
Water rates in 1972 were $1 per month for undeveloped lots, $2 for lots with homes.
Sewer was $1 per lot and $5 for a home.
Dues were $8 a month.
Taxes were 1.13% of market value.