Date: September 30, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM


, VA
Event Contact:
Steve Keyser
Phone: (276) 403-5612

Non-Credit Lecture
Wednesday- September 30, 2015
Time- 12:00 p.m. 
Location- Room 107 Building on Baldwin
Title- Hidden Stories of Philpott Lake and Dam
Speaker- Nancy Bell

Ever wonder about the people who lived in the low lying areas under what is now Philpott
Lake? Before it's creation in 1950, there were farms, businesses and homes, train tracks, and a thriving moonshine economy. Flooding along the Smith River was a devastating price to pay for living in the area until the Philpott Dam was developed. Learn more about the hidden history of the area through stories and photos, including a series of photos of construction of the dam.