Buford Dam Construction Films

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1950 – 1955
Biographical Note: "Buford Dam, which forms Lake Sidney Lanier, marks the start of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with the Bowmans Island Unit. The dam was completed in 1956,and is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Buford Dam provides 250 million kwh of hydroelectric power annually to the surrounding Atlanta area. The cold water released from the base of the dam provides an ideal habitat for trout, thus becoming a favorite spot among trout fishermen."--National Park Service Website (https://www.nps.gov/places/buford-dam-place.htm)
Extent: 3 - 1200 ft. 16mm Kodachrome silent films
Provenance: Found at offsite repository (Repo). Otherwise unknown.

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