Lake History: The Lake Of The Ozarks In The 1930s

The Lake of the Ozarks has evolved from a rustic hunting and fishing destination to the boating Mecca of the Midwest. Here’s a peek at the first four decades: from the building of the dam in 1932 to the start of the Lake’s heyday in the 1960s. 1930s — The...

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Editor’s Note: A Lake Story

Before the dam was built, what would one day be Lake of the Ozarks was a largely undeveloped area, with tiny communities scratching out a living in the rocky Ozark soil. Through the years, people arrived to play at a Lake built first for power, but whose...

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