The sophomore class in 2005 was asked by our history teacher Matt Shehan if we were interested in helping write a book about Viking Lake, located a few miles out of the town of Stanton. We all just looked at each other like, "Are you serious?" He was presented this idea by Roy Marshall, a local author. Roy has written various books about local history. At first I think Roy intended it to be a school project, possibly for a class. However, the school showed little interest and involvement. At first nine people were on board. Many wanted it because it would look good on a resume, but soon we all realized the impact that it was going to have and all the hard work it was going to take. By the time the interviewing process was over and we were ready to take on the text we had four students remaining, our history teacher Matt Shehan, and Roy Marshall who presented the project to the school. The project took long hours, with majority of those hours consisting or writers' block. We met many people with interesting stories of the lake and the politics that were involved in the creation of the lake. None of us knew before how many people were involved with the lake and the impact it has had on our town. Without the lake and the school, this town probably wouldn't be here with the scare of consolodation. We wanted people to remember the lake and the impact it has had. With this book we brought our community together for a look back on the history of our tiny town.