This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne and Van Buren Counties, Arkansas with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Dam Constructed: 1959 – 1962
31,500 Surface Acres
Interesting factoid: The reservoir consists of two lakes connected by a water-filled gorge called the Narrows. The area of the two lakes and the Narrows totals about 40,500 acres with a combined shoreline of just over 340 miles. More impressive is the amount of watershed in miles: 1146 sq miles that's 733,000 acres. In the 1800s there was once a city, Higden, under this lake. The farmers in Higden had constant trouble with flooding. The land was purchased, residents left and the city was abandoned, the cemeteries were moved, and the area was allowed to flood. The town has since been re-established on a nearby hill. Many nearby residents and several eyewitness accounts tell that homes and buildings still stand under the water to this day, a watery ghost town. Several roads in town can be followed to the shore where they disappear under the water, and surface on the opposite side of the lake. Most of these roads are now used as launch ramps for boats.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
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