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Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake
by Alan L. Burnell and Kenny R. Wing


Overview - Permanent settlers began arriving at the village of Flagstaff around the 1820s, drawn by its advantageous location along the Dead River floodplain and the availability of waterpower at the outlet to Flagstaff Pond. In 1923, the Maine legislature passed a bill condemning a 25-mile section of the upper Dead River Valley to inundation, causing the eventual permanent flooding of the villages of Flagstaff, Dead River, and Bigelow.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Permanent settlers began arriving at the village of Flagstaff around the 1820s, drawn by its advantageous location along the Dead River floodplain and the availability of waterpower at the outlet to Flagstaff Pond. In 1923, the Maine legislature passed a bill condemning a 25-mile section of the upper Dead River Valley to inundation, causing the eventual permanent flooding of the villages of Flagstaff, Dead River, and Bigelow. The bill authorized the construction of a dam at the river narrows at Long Falls and the subsequent creation of Flagstaff Lake. The properties in these towns were obtained by the process of eminent domain, and residents were forced to relocate. In the spring of 1950, Flagstaff Lake was officially created when the gates in Long Falls Dam were closed. It remains a controversial project today.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738573205
  • ISBN-10: 0738573205
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 127
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 6.58 x 0.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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