Courtesy of the Lake of the Ozarks CVB
August 6, 1929: Construction work began on the building of Bagnell Dam which created the Lake of the Ozarks.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.