Buying lake lots in the early 1960s started development around Lake Hendricks

August 9, 2017

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Aaron and Mary Rogness were the first ones to develop the north side of Lake Hendricks back in the early 1960s. Today Mary Rogness enjoys the beautiful view of the lake from the house she and her husband built in 1967.

By Violet Nelson

In the early 1960s, Aaron and Mary Rogness purchased lake land from the Hendricks Golf Club. They were the first ones to buy three bare lots around Lake Hendricks for development. There were some houses and farms around the lake but no lake houses.
“The lots cost $500 each,” son Tim Rogness said. The land was located from the original golf cart shed on east to the house now owned by Gary Zahns, formerly the Mershbergen home.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.