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9180
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A crack was discovered in Fontana Dam, located in Swain County, in 1972. The four-year effort to repair the dam ended in late 1976. The crack was caused by heat expansion, with temperatures reaching 125 degrees. An expansion slot was constructed and placed in the curve in late 1976 after Fontana Lake was lowered 134 feet. With the lake still lowered, now is a great time to visit and see some of the land normally below water.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p26-27, il
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14596
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Fontana Village covered 1200 acres and in 1946 was the largest hotel in the country. The property, located near Lake Fontana, was leased from the TVA. Despite the vast acreage, the hotel accommodated a mere 1200 patrons. Guests enjoyed scenery around the lake, the Fontana Dam, and natural sites around Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 17, Sept 1946, p6-9, il
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14656
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Japan is just about wiped off the earth, even if it is still on the map. The last family left in the little community in Graham County, N.C., is tearing down its dwelling and next year, waters from TVA's new Fontana Dam in western North Carolina will lap over the rich bottom lands which so long sustained the farming folks.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 6, July 1944, p9, f
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14810
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Fontana Dam in western North Carolina is the newest of TVA's chain of reservoirs. Gates have been closed and the 451-foot dam (fourth highest in the world) is backing up Fontana Lake with a 215 mile shoreline. Part of it will border on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 37, Feb 1945, p1-2, f
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23665
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The Fontana Dam in Swain and Graham Counties in North Carolina was built to supply energy for defense industries during World War II.
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34976
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After the Fontana Dam was built in the 1944, seventeen miles of the Fontana Valley area was flooded. Family cemeteries that were above the flood waters have since been restored by the National Park Service under the direction of former resident Helen Cable Vance. Every Sunday between April and October, a group of people go to one of the twenty-seven family cemeteries for its Decoration Day.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 6, November 2017, p154-160, il, por Periodical Website
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36616
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The author gives a history of Tennessee Valley Authority and the building of Fontana Dam for the WWII effort.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p42-44, il
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36480
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Fontana Village’s lake is widely known as an appealing spot for fishers, boaters, hikers, and nature lovers. As for lesser-known aspect of Fontana Village, an example may be the origin of its dam. Constructed by local workers during WWII, Fontana Dam was an energy source for the secret atomic bomb mission research conducted at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.