Aubrey LaFoy is a Dickinson County historian. He is a life-long resident of the Lakes area. Aubrey is a World War II veteran of China, Burma and India and board member of the Okoboji Protective Association and the Dickinson County Historical Museum. He has written four books and has a back-log of about 800 articles about the Lakes region.
John Burgin of Milford building one of the first stone pillars in the Iowa Great Lakes. He built eight pillars as entries to the Maywood area on the south shore of Lake West Okoboji. The developement was the product of Joe May of Milford.