Humble Craftsmen, Visionary Builders — Hafer Boatworks

Over the beautiful, glistening waters of West Lake Okoboji, boats are a common view. Laughter and enjoyment abound from the varieties of boats gliding over the water. Even in the late 1800’s, boats were used for work and enjoyment throughout the Iowa Great Lakes. Back in 1894, the Hafer family ventured to the Iowa Great…

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Date Nights on the Legend

On May 18, excitement fills the air as Arnolds Park Amusement Park officially opens for their 2024 season. Kids of all ages will walk through the gate and race to their favorite ride, especially one fun-loving couple – Tom and Margaret Wuggazer. Since retirement, the Wuggazer’s have made a point to regularly ride the Legend…

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Wilson Family Captures Local History for Over a Century!

For over 100 years, a member of the Wilson family has been tracking the ice formation on the Iowa Great Lakes. This love of the water has been a lifelong affair for the family. Moving to the Lakes area in 1889, William Scott Wilson bought the Okoboji Store in 1890 and operated it along with…

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