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Vintage Photos from the Lake

Casino Pier Ad from 1957

The Governor McClurg Excursion Boat on Lake of the Ozarks » Damming the Osage

The construction of Bagnell Dam.

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A very nice piece on the history of Lee Mace's Ozark Opry as we reflect on what the building, show and the man himself meant to Lake of the Ozarks.

Lovers' Leap circa 1951

Vintage Tourism Photos

Water ski hang gliding anyone?

Lake of the Ozarks - Visiting Lake of the Ozarks

An exerpt from a late 1930's Lake of the Ozarks promotional piece called "The Lure of the Lake", produced by Union Electric Light & Power Co.

Two girls in the 1950s from the deck of Willmore Lodge.

The Ozarks - Vintage Postcard

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Yellow Jacket boat, Lake of the Ozarks Ski Show.

"Swing yer partner 'round an 'round!"... Who thinks it's time for square dancing to make a comeback at the Lake of the Ozarks?

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Swimming and boat rides to waterski were popular activities at Old Hickory Resort. A person waterskiing can be seen in the background.

This little hillbilly guy was known as Osage Ollie, the official mascot for Osage Beach, Missouri back in the 1970's and early 80's. Back in the day, Ollie could be found stuck to doors and windows of most of the businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Bridal Cave has been in the wedding business for quite a while.

The Daily Postcard: Happy Anniversary!
  • JuNkSliNgEr Emporium Co.

    Sorry, this strikes me funny odd. I'm from Missouri so know the cave. Just the word cave and bridal together in one word, kinda a play on experience of marriage.

A little boy makes his first big catch at the Lake in 1952.

The Aqua-Maids of the Ozark Water Ski Pageant Description from the back - “The Aqua-Maids presenting colors in one of 2 shows presented daily at Lake Ozark, Missouri. This is one of the major attractions for visitors and vacationers at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.” Published by Blair Distributing Co., Camdenton, Mo. Ektachrome Photograph by Massey.

Lake Ozarks Travel Guide circa 1970