Jordan Lake, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Jordan Lake, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Heather Leigh Wallace
     
 

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In 1945, Hurricane 9 rocked the Carolinas, severely flooding and incapacitating the New Hope Valley area. As a result, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study water resource needs in the area. Originally named the New Hope Project, it received funding in 1963, and construction began in 1967. In 1974, after lake supported Sen. B. Everett Jordan

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In 1945, Hurricane 9 rocked the Carolinas, severely flooding and incapacitating the New Hope Valley area. As a result, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study water resource needs in the area. Originally named the New Hope Project, it received funding in 1963, and construction began in 1967. In 1974, after lake supported Sen. B. Everett Jordan passed away, the lake and dam were renamed in his honor. The senator never saw the lake finished, as it was not filled until 1982. Jordan Lake encompasses 46,768 acres of which 13,900 acres are flooded to form a reservoir at 216 feet above mean sea level. The lake provides recreation, wildlife conservation, and water supply to surrounding cities. Jordan Lake also attracts one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the southeast. With photographs from the flood of 1945 to a group baptism in 2007, these stories and more will make you want to spend an afternoon at Jordan Lake.

Images of America: Jordan Lake is Heather Leigh Wallace's second book with Arcadia Publishing; the first was Images of America: Saxapahaw. Heather is a member of the Haw River Assembly and the Friends of Capt. Chris Matheus professional networking group that admires Jordan Lake. A portion of the author's proceeds will go toward environmental stewardship at the lake.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738585949
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/24/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,348,355
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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