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5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section

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  • The August 13, 1929 issue of 'The Ruralite' (Sylva, N.C.), headlined this article entitled '5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section'� that detailed plans for five new hydroelectric projects on the Little Tennessee River, the Tuckasegee River, and tributaries. While the article indicated that the 'Villages of Bushnell, Wesser, Judson, Nantahala, Epp's Springs and Others Will Be Covered by Chain of Lakes,'� plans were later changed in the 1930s that permitted the construction of a single, larger structure at Fontana, N.C., in the form of Fontana Dam.