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Cherokee Lake!



Well, will you look at that!  Two more overly-blue, lyin’ postcards from the early 60s.  They’re Haynes cards, of course.  Busy Joyce Haynes shot both pictures. However, someone fed her some erroneous information about the Veterans Overlook (top view).  It’s more like 1940′ or so in elevation, according to Google Earth (which, as I’ve mentioned before, is a fine program for viewing areas from above…it’s free and it features historic imagery – blurry imagery, generally)(if you like old topo maps, check out oldmapsonline.com).

The information on the bottom card is pretty accurate.  The lake varies in size and, of course, these cards were printed over a half century ago.

Boone Dam TN

Boone Dam, when it was pristine shortly after its completion.
On the back:
It was mailed from Kingsport on July 1, 1964, to a couple in Albany NY.  “Having a wonderful trip”
Inscription on back:
BOONE DAM and LAKE, located in the Tri-City area of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn,. is on the south fork of the Holston River in Sullivan and Washington Counties.  Completed December 5, 1953 at a cost of $27,285,000.00. Boone Dam is 160 feet high and 1, 532 feet long, just one of several such T.V.A. Dams throughout Tennessee.

Aerial Photography by Joyce L. Haynes

Published by Haynes Distributing Co., 2930 Fleetwood Ave., S.W., Roanoke, Va.
Plate #63780-B

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