The Backwater Page

A look at what's coming on the Lake Area History Pages

May, 2010

I am presently working on a new book. It's about old time railroading in the days of Casey Jones. I hope to have it done this summer. By the way, I'd like to recommend that you stop by the Katy Depot Museum the next time you're in Sedalia. It's just east of downtown, off Highway 50. Click here for their website.

My writing job at the Lake of the Ozarks Business Journal came to an end last October, due to a sluggish economy. I especially enjoyed doing the monthly "Lake Stories" series about area history. That's what I miss the most. But I still have a writing job with another newspaper (in Grain Valley, Missouri), and I have some "Lake Stories" that I will paste into these History Pages.

I appreciate all your e-mail comments and words of encouragement. Many of you have suggested topics for future postings, and I look forward to doing them. Thanks to those of you who have sent me information for use in the postings. There is no such thing as "too much" source material when it comes to historical essays and stories.

From time to time I receive requests for information on former resorts in the area. Unfortunately, I do not have an extensive file on the subject. However, I'd like to post photos of those great old family resorts along with whatever information you could provide. If you have a favorite photograph from vacations past, and would like to see it posted on the Lake Area History Pages, please contact me at Lake Area History.