Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 11:38 AM
This is my first attempt in writing a blog so forgive my errors. I have been writing articles since 1952 mainly about the Iowa Great Lakes. This area has a wealth of history and I am still amazed finding stories after writing over 800. Each cottage has a history as does each beach and community not to mention people. There have been writers who lived in this county who did a remarkable job and left us a great heritage such as R.A. Smith-"History of Dickinson County" ( History prior to 1900) Hattie P Elston "White Man Follow After"( 1920 and 30s) and Dr. Smith in his articles in the Okoboji Protective Association to 1927 and of course the old Copies of the Spirit Lake Beacon and the Milford Mail. The wealth of information that individuals have about our area is never ending. I am always on the lookout for photos and stories so please contact me so we can get them down in print.
One of my ever working project is to locate and photo the unique rock pillars, fences and walls constructed in the lakes area. It is unique to this area.