Can you imagine that in 1975 you could buy a waterfront lot on Lake Norman for under $1000? In fact, I have met a number of “locals” who sold their waterfront lots for even less than that thinking that they were pretty useless given how remote Lake Norman was before our Interstate I-77 was built.
So why am I writing about Lake Norman’s lot prices from 40 years ago? It just happens that I attended a great panel discussion last week at Davidson College “Exploding Canons Under the Lake“ and also began reading the just released book about Lake Norman: A History of Lake Norman, Fish Camps to Ferraris. I have always been struck by how important it is to put Lake Norman in its historical context to truly appreciate not just how lucky we are today but how many people and places were displaced and lives forever changed in order for us to enjoy our wonderful lives as “Lake People”. Continue reading