Creator

Date Original

1972

Description

This 1972 brochure has a map of Greers Ferry Lake and its surroundings on one side, and has photographs of Greers Ferry Lake and its dam, descriptions of recreational opportunities, general information about the dam and reservoir project, and safety information on the other side.

Biographical/Historical Note

Construction began on Greers Ferry Dam in March 1959, and was finished in December of 1962. The dam's purpose was to control flooding along the Little Red River, and generate hydroelectric power for the area. The reservoir formed by the dam, Greers Ferry Lake, is also used for recreation. President John F. Kennedy dedicated the lake and dam on October 3rd, 1963, in his last major public appearance before the trip to Dallas where he was assassinated.

Physical Description

Brochure, 24" x 17"

Keywords

Waterways; Rivers; Hunting; Parks; Recreation; Facilities; Swimming; Fishing; Dams; Reservoirs; Safety; Water skiing; Parks

Geographical Area

Greers Ferry Lake; Little Red River; Cleburne County (Ark.); Van Buren County (Ark.); Stone County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Map0307_1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Map collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Map of Greers Ferry Lake, Map0307, Map 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 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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Additional Content

Maps collection inventory.

Keywords

Waterways; Rivers; Hunting; Parks; Recreation; Facilities; Swimming; Fishing; Dams; Reservoirs; Safety; Water skiing; Parks

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