Construction began on Greers Ferry Dam in March 1959, and was finished in December of 1962. The dam’s purpose was to control flooding along the Little Red River, and generate hydroelectric power for the area. The reservoir formed by the dam, Greers Ferry Lake, is also used for recreation. President John F. Kennedy dedicated the lake and dam on October 3rd, 1963, in his last major public appearance before the trip to Dallas where he was assassinated.
This 1972 brochure has a map of Greers Ferry Lake and its surroundings on one side, and has photographs of Greers Ferry Lake and its dam, descriptions of recreational opportunities, general information about the dam and reservoir project, and safety information on the other side.
Brochure, 24" x 17"
maps; waterways; rivers; hunting; parks; recreation; facilities; swimming; fishing; dams; reservoirs; safety; water skiing; parks
Greers Ferry Lake; Little Red River; Cleburne County (Ark.); Van Buren County (Ark.); Stone County (Ark.)
Historical Maps Collection
Arkansas State Archives
Map of Greers Ferry Lake, Map 307, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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