Lake Hartwell

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Lake Hartwell


A history of Hartwell Dam and the impact of the lake on the Upstate of South Carolina.


This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and other historical resources that relate to the building of Lake Hartwell.


Samuel Snipes





Collection Items

Anderson County Map
upper-left section of a Anderson County map

Aerial of the Savannah River
Aerial photo of the Savanah River at the location of the future Hartwell Dam site

Hartwell Dam In Progress
A cofferdam allows for the Hartwell Dam to be constructed in the background

The Bones of Lake Hartwell
The very first stages of erecting Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell's Spillway Gates Construction
The construction of the hydroelectric portions of Hartwell Dam

Hartwell Lake Begins to Flood
The nearly completed Hartwell Dam begins to back-up the Savannah River causing Hartwell Lake to appear

Portman Shoals Power Plant<br /><br />
Historical Postcard
A colorized post card of Portman Shoals dam and power station

The Best College by a Dam Site
An Artist Conception of Clemson on the Hartwell

Views of Clemson
Aerial photographs of Clemson, South Carolina showing how earth dikes hold back lakes.
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