Lakes Area Woman Pens Book On Lakes Area History

Fri 4-1-2016 []

(Okoboji)-- A lakes area resident is putting the finishing touches on a book depicting the area’s history. Cris Hedgpeth is the author of “Okoboji: Over 160 Years of History and Images”...Hedgepeth01     

Hedgpeth says a combination of boredom and encouragement of a friend inspired her to write the book...Hedgepeth02     

Hedgpeth tells KUOO news the thing that surprised her the most while writing the book was this:...Hedgepeth03     

Hedgpeth says the 10 by 11 book will retail somewhere in the neighborhood of $40, with all proceeds going to the Okoboji Foundation... Hedgepeth04    

Hedgpeth says the book should be available for sale sometime around Memorial Day. She says it will be available in most lakes area retail establishments, along with book stores in Omaha, Sioux Falls and Des Moines.

Hedgpeth is looking for a 650 square foot environmentally controlled storage facility for books, along with someone with a panel truck that would be willing to make deliveries of the books. Anyone who can help out can contact Hedgpeth at or via Facebook at Okoboji Remembered.