Martin Dam has been powering the state since 1926

In November 1911, James Mitchell stood on a high ridge called Cherokee Bluffs, overlooking the Tallapoosa River. While the locals valued the spot as a favorite for picnicking, with panoramic views in all directions, Mitchell recognized the opportunity and potential for hydroelectric development. To Mitchell,...

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What to do on Alabama’s lakes in November

With Halloween over, the homestretch to the holidays begins in earnest this month. As we get closer to Nov. 24, many of us will be getting ready for Thanksgiving. But before then there are several upcoming events to take part...

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Lake Martin is muse for noted architect Bobby McAlpine

Architect Bobby McAlpine sounds almost poetic, his voice growing church-soft and, at the same time, kid-at-Christmas exuberant when he talks about lakes. It seems he loves them. He loves the trees that artfully frame them, the canopy of sky that...

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