9780738568195

Around Lake Cumberland

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738568195

  • ISBN10:

    0738568198

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Lake Cumberland is a premier vacation destination for millions of people each year. With its 1,255 miles of federally protected shoreline, an average depth of 90 feet, and a surface area of more than 60,000 acres, Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States, yet visitors may not realize the storied history that lies beneath the deep water. Before Lake Cumberland became a recreational paradise, the wild and wondrous Cumberland River ruled the land. Although plagued by spring floods, towns and communities prospered along her banks. In an effort to control the Cumberland River and reduce flooding, Wolf Creek Dam was constructed following the Flood Control Act of 1938. With the dam in place, Lake Cumberland began filling in 1951. The dam offered protection to South Central Kentucky, but it drowned or forever changed many thriving towns and communities. Images of America: Around Lake Cumberland shows what life was like along the banks of the Cumberland River before Lake Cumberland was born.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Life along the Cumberlandp. 9
Working near the Cumberlandp. 27
Transportation on the Cumberlandp. 37
Booming Burnsidep. 59
Building Wolf Creek Damp. 81
Ill Effects of Wolf Creek Damp. 93
Lake Cumberland Is Bornp. 103
The Future of Lake Cumberlandp. 119
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