A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAKE

Mon, 24 Oct '22
Summer camp setting
Fri, 17 Jun '22
Tahoe or Winnebago
Tue, 18 Jan '22
Artificial feature in New York's Central Park
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Canoeing locale
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Death Valley was once one