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Lake Lure, North Carolina

Pat and I came upon this lake during one of our excursions into North Carolina. Plan to return soon to visit the top of the mountain you can see in the distance. This lake has an interesting history.

The dam was completed in September 1926 and the creation of the lake began. The full impoundment of Lake Lure was completed in 1927. At ordinary water levels, Lake Lure covers approximately 720 acres and has a shoreline of approximately 27 miles. The power plant began operations in 1928 with the sale of electricity under a 10-year contract to Blue Ridge Power Co., the predecessor of Duke Power Co. The town continues even today to contract with Duke Power for the sale of electricity.


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