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Right on the outskirts of a busy town lays some of the few remains of slower times. I have unfortunately been unable to get much information on the dam or reservoir. What I have been told is that the dam was built in 1927 and is of the Constant Radius Arch type. There was once nothing but fields, scattered homesteads and a bunch of cows around the reservoir. Boy have times changed.
The pond was drained a few years back to repair the dam. I have been told that the draining occurred during the wildfires we had several years ago and aided the region with putting the fires out. Fishermen say that fishing has never been the same since. There used to be a lot of bass and when they were draining the dam, some fishermen walked upon a large fish dying.
Out in the fields lay the remains of several destroyed homesteads. Some of these foundations date back to the early 1900's. I have taken some photos of one of the more interesting homesteads. The others are literally just concrete slabs.

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  • Ryan
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    any hints as to where that homestead is? I’m going to try and find it! Thanks so much!

    May 14, 2016

  • Anonymous
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    Are the homesteads near the mine or closer to the North?

    May 23, 2016

  • Jacob
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    Are you allowed to fish here? If so is it only catch and release? Do I need a fishing license to fish here?

    January 25, 2018

  • Anonymous
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    Is this place open to the public??

    November 22, 2018

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