Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology


'l'he construction of several large reservoirs in the Midwest has brought about the growth of innumerable ancillary developments. The increased number of new homes, located adjacent to the reservoirs represents a growing component of our settlement fabric. Geographers have done studies on recreational developments, (Wolfe, Roy L., "Summer Cottages in Ontario"1 Howes, Robert· M., "Recreational Opportunities Arising from Reservoir Construction,"2) but little published investigation has been done in the Kansas, or Nebraska area. How important are the lakeshore homes now, and what part will they play in future housing? Who are the people currently occupying these structures? Where do they come from? These and others form relevant questions. This investigation will hopefully bring into sharper focus the role of the lake home development in this one area in Kansas, and perhaps be indicative of what to expect in similar situations in other areas.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1974 Gary Lee Kenton.

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