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Date Original

1952 July 2

Description

This is the front page of the July 2, 1952, Baxter Bulletin, a weekly publication out of Mountain Home, covering President Harry S. Truman's visit to state for the dedication of Bull Shoals dam on the border of Marion and Baxter Counties in Arkansas, and Norfork dam, southeast of Mountain Home in Baxter County.

Physical Description

Newspaper, 24" x 18"

Subjects

Dam construction; Dams; Hydroelectric power; Newspapers; Newspaper headlines; Presidents; Flood control

Contributor

Baxter County Bulletin

Geographical Area

Mountain Home, Baxter County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MFILM NEWS 000504 Roll 011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

ASA newspaper microfilm collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"President Truman Dedicates Giant Dams," The Baxter Bulletin, ASA newspaper microfilm collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

The dedication of Bull Shoals dam marked a major point in the damming of the White River. My grandfather, Samuel Hamblen "Ham" Cole, was one of the engineers on both dams. I grew up hearing my mother's, Aunt Sarah's and grandmother's stories of living in the Government Village at Mountain Home during both dams' construction. Bull Shoals itself was one of the largest concrete structures until 2009. - Jane Wilkerson

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