Black and white photograph of the Bull Shoals Dedication on July 2, 1952. Bull Shoals Dam is on the border of Marion and Baxter Counties in Arkansas. Pictured are Harry S., Truman (1884-1972), James W. Trimble (1894-1972), Wilbur Daigh Mills, Boyd Tackett (1911-1985), Sidney Sanders McMath (1912-2003), Clyde Ellis, James William Fulbright (1905-1995), Thomas B. Tinnon, (1915-),George McKee, Oscar Chapman, Frank Pace, Lewis A. Pick, Clarence Wickard, James T. Blair, Jr. (1902-1962), and Orland Kay Armstrong (1893-1987).
Photograph, 8" x 10"
Photographs; Dams; Dam construction; Presidents; Dedications;
The dedication of Bull Shoals dam marked a major point in the damming of the White River. My grandfather, Samuel Hamblen “Ham” Cole, was one of the engineers on the dams. I grew up hearing my mother’s, Aunt Sarah’s and Grandmother’s stories of living in the Government Village at Mountain Home during both dams' construction. Bull Shoals, itself, was one of the largest concrete structures until 2009. -Jane Wilkerson
Mountain Home, Baxter County. (Ark.)
Tales from the Vault - Celebrating 110 Years
Arkansas State Archives
Bull Shoals and Norfork Dams Dedication, G6201, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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