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Boles, Fletcher Cannon

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 3/23/2019 10:00:00 PM

10/10/1943 - 3/22/2019 Fletcher Cannon Boles, 75, of Dadeville, Alabama, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019. He was born October 10, 1943, to the late C.O. and Myrtle C. Boles of Liberty

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Dadeville mayor talks with legislature about annexation

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/22/2019 11:08:00 AM

“(Cochran) knows where Dadeville Alabama is, he knows where Lake Martin is and he’s going to be a big help,” Smith said. “He already has been a big help to us. … (Tuggle) works for us. He is our

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Dadeville library to host program on history of Lake Martin and Martin Dam Tuesday

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/22/2019 11:01:00 AM

The Dadeville Public Library will hold a presentation on the history of Lake Martin and Martin Dam at 2 p.m. Tuesday. According to Dadeville Public Library director Abbi Mangarelli, a representative

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Mrs. Jeanette Fuller Henley

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/21/2019 11:37:00 AM

Funeral Service for Mrs. Jeanette Fuller Henley, 78, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marshall Street Church. Rev. Rick Levell will officiate. Burial will

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Rape, Mary June Pitts

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 3/20/2019 10:00:00 PM

Mrs. Rape passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Oak Park Nursing Home. She was born on June 7, 1940 in Dadeville, Alabama to Johnne Henry Pitts and Lizzie Mae Yarbrough Pitts. Mrs. Rape retired

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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