Wheeler Lake


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In 1992, Bill Clinton promised hope for this Tennessee town, but it's still waiting

Daily Herald

Date: 5/24/2015 5:40:00 AM

He draws a disability check for the arthritis in his joints. Some days he works a shift behind the register at a dockside grocery store on the Tennessee River, on Decatur County's eastern edge. He'd like to be more optimistic about the local economy

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New Cummer exhibit 'Whitfield Lovell: Deep River' looks at African American life from Civil War to civil rights era

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville

Date: 5/23/2015 8:18:00 PM

The mound of dirt represents Camp Contraband, north of the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, where former slaves gathered after being liberated by Sherman’s March to the Sea during the Civil War. The mound is surrounded by more than 50 portraits of

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SOUTHERN LIGHTS: Greenwood Cemetery is full of history, raises questions about Confederate general

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 5/23/2015 7:08:00 PM

He worked on steamboats on the Tennessee River. Rising to the rank of captain of one of the vessels, he was worth almost $5,000 — a princely sum then — in 1860. When the Civil War broke out, Roddey, like most fellow Alabamians, went with the Confederates

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Bernie Sanders is for AMERICA

Daily Kos

Date: 5/23/2015 2:31:00 PM

Dr. King was hounded by the FBI and called a socialist. • The Tennessee Valley Authority, which built a series of dams on the Tennessee River in the Depression to provide electricity to the Southern United States was called socialist. • The Rural

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Time-lapse: Hot air balloon ride - Alabama Jubilee


Date: 5/23/2015 11:31:00 AM

The 45 minute ride is compressed into a minute and a half and starts as the balloon lifts off from Point Mallard in Decatur, Alabama, flies over the Tennessee River and lands west of Calhoun Community College

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 899 Miles
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Length: 74 Miles
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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