Lake Fannin Saved

Lake Fannin Saved

by John Gregory Hall


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Included now (2019) is "For a Chance to Shine Again" about how Lake Fannin passed from federal ownership to Fannin County and its people. An earlier printing of this book (2017) included the following as Foreword: These pages, using documents and photographs, will show why Lake Fannin in 2001 was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Purpose now must be to look at fraught events: at how a promise in 2001, nurtured first, was abruptly denied in 2013, so that Lake Fannin is again one of the most endangered historic sites in America. Starting late in the 1990's, hours and days of strenuous labor, special skills applied, and determined perseverance by Fannin county citizens working as Lake Fannin Volunteers had accomplished a transformation. Between 1934 and '38, spring-fed Lake Fannin in a North Texas county of the same name was enlarged and re-imagined for the enjoyment of people who were drawing their economic sustenance from the work they were about. The federal government's Rural Resettlement Administration in its larger purpose meant that farm families could again hope to own and cultivate productive land. Years later as they continued to enjoy the cool water and facilities of Lake Fannin for swimming, dancing, picnics, and family reunions, a treasured "sense of place" took hold. An extensive photographic record of the Resettlement work at Lake Fannin exists inthe collection of the Fannin County Museum of History. The local director of the project, Malcolm Campbell, is credited for creation of this "album" which this book makes available to a wider public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977665096
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2017
Series: Gathered Words , #3
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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