August 2, 2009

Small Town Snapshot Sunday #20

It's Small Town Snapshot Sunday! Read the rules and get the banners here. Be sure you include the link to your post at the bottom of this entry and also, tag your post "stss" or "small town snapshot sunday" so people can search for it and find you! THE LINKING MECHANISM IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. PLEASE LINK TO YOUR ENTRY TODAY, NOT YOUR MAIN PAGE! Also, please be sure to link back to me so people can go check out all the other people who are playing. That's part of the fun, the small-town-hopping! If you can't get yours done exactly on Sunday, you can always backdate it!

Recently Julius and I did an excursion over to Heber Springs to get some pictures for work. While we were there we took a quick sidetrip to the Greers Ferry Lake dam. It's a beauty.

The park was dedicated by John F. Kennedy on October 3, 1963 and one of this last major public appearances before he was assassinated. Here is a picture of the dedication:

(You can read more about the dedication at the Corps of Engineers web site.)


This is the entrance of the small lookout where you can stand to view the dam. Without knowing it was built in the late 50's, early 60's you can tell just from the architecture.


Originally this was all river going through this valley. Now it's a beautiful lake with three world-class fishing records. It's 22 miles long and has 365 miles of shoreline. Downstream, below the dam the water is cold and deep and routinely stocked from the fish hatchery with several types of trout.

It's hard to see, but there's a man standing by the railing spraying something with a jet of water.






Julius took pictures with me. I was hoping we'd be able to post his own STSS entry on his blog, but I think I left the other camera at work. I'll try to get to it sometime this week! He loved it at the lookout. It's really stunning.


Across the way is a recreational park where people can swim, camp, picnic and launch their boats.


The birds use the updraft below the dam to circle and cruise around looking for dinner.

Have a great Sunday no matter where you are!




7 comments:

  1. The view of the lake is wonderful, but I enjoyed the view of Juluis better - that kid is so handsome!

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  2. Nice photos!

    Love the tree roots....

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  3. I have never seen a dam that looks quite like that, I'm from the west and I'm used to Glenn Canyon Dam and Hoover so your pictures are pretty awesome! Love it!

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  4. The photo of the tree roots is nice; I love more abstract things like that. The additional pictures of the dam are stunning; I believe the only substantial one I have ever been to is Hoover Dam, and that was late at night! And, I must say, the last photo of Julius is wonderful! What a stunning young lad.

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  5. What beautiful place to visit for a photo shoot. I'm late in posting, but I finally got it done. :)

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  6. Love the pictures, Wendy. Dam good pictures, as a matter of fact. :)

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  7. What great pics Wendy...Julius looked like he was having a great time! Sorry I missed this this week...I'll do better next Sunday ♥

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