Lake Panorama History Book Makes Great Gift

This Lake Panorama history book is available for purchase at the Lake Panorama Association, Lake Panorama National, and the Panora Library.

Looking for a holiday gift for family members or friends? Consider purchasing one or more copies of Lake Panorama – The First 50 Years. The story about early lot sales promotions isn’t in the book, but readers will find hundreds of other fascinating stories about how Lake Panorama came to be, and how it has grown and prospered since the early days. 

The Lake Panorama Association financed the book’s production. Just over 1,000 books were printed, with more than half sold so far. 

Books are available for purchase at the front desks of both the Lake Panorama Association and Lake Panorama National, during regular business hours. The cost is $35, which includes tax. Purchases can be made at these locations via cash, check, or credit card. The book also is available at the Panora Library, with purchases there cash or check only. 

The full-color, hardcover 112-page book includes both historic and contemporary photos. Chapters in the book describe six decades of planning and development. There also are special topic chapters on Lake Panorama’s golf courses, infrastructure, and water quality efforts, and sidebar stories highlighting various groups and activities. 

If you’re interested in purchasing the book, but can’t make it to one of the three locations where it is available, contact the book’s author, Susan Thompson, to discuss other options. Call 515-240-6536 or email