Hales Bar Dam Celebrating 100 Years
One hundred years ago, the Hales Bar Dam opened with fanfare heard around the globe. The Hales Bar Dam, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, was the first multipurpose hydroelectric dam built on a navigable river in the world. The Hales Bar Dam paved the way for an industrialized south and led an emerging age of electrical technology.
Saturday November 16th at 2:00pm Central, and event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Hales Bar Dam will take place at the historic Princess Theater in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
Construction began on the dam in 1905, making it one of the oldest hydroelectric dams in the world. Initial estimate for the construction was $2 million to be completed in two years. Due to major unforeseen setbacks, the dam was not completed until 1913 at a staggering cost of $10 million, which was financed by Anthony Brady and built on land that was donated by Daniel Hale and his son George Hale for which the dam was named.
The event will feature live music from Blackbirds Revival, as well as a pre-screening of the up coming documentary Wide River to Cross, which tells the story of the historic dam.
Tickets to the 100th anniversary celebration will be $7. Proceeds will go to the Marion County food bank. For more information on the event or to reserve tickets, call 423-939-9369.
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