05/11/08 101 W, 1 I - + 9 - 11 The Battle For Falls Lake


Came across this at the local history library. The Battle For Falls Lake by Janet Steddum. With 168 pages and 39 b/w historical photos. It's available for reading at Olivia Raney Local History Library. Or you can purchase a print or electronic copy online, through Raleigh-based Lulu.com. From the Wikipedia entry: Falls Lake is a 12,500-acre artificial lake located in Durham, Wake, and Granville counties, formed by the confluence of the Eno, Little, and Flat rivers, and in turn the source for the Neuse River. Construction of the dam that holds the lake was completed in 1981.





Bit o’ trivia. To build the thing, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased property from everyone and their brother. One purchase was a part of the parcel owned by the Raleigh Fireman’s Club. They purchased 3.63 of the club’s 11.74 acres in the Bartons Creek township. The club bought the property in 1968.
Legeros - 05/11/08 - 10:43



  
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