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rayjay
11-13-2007, 11:10 AM
In the papers have been stories and pics of a dirt track flooded when Lanier was created. All that is left are the grandstands. I remembered that I had an older lake map that on the reverse had a composite picture of the area before the lake was filled.

Amazingly I was able to find the map !! I was then able to find the track which is lucky because it could easily have been covered up by the map legend.

Clarks Bridge Rd is just out of view to the south. The white line is the lake level at full pool.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n260/raayjayy/lanierfloodedtrackbeforelake.jpg

puredrenalin
11-13-2007, 12:01 PM
Cool pix, thats amazing what they cover when they flood stuff. In Raystown PA the entire lake is on top of a valley that has houses ect in the bottom of it. Deep and cold!! There is also a lake in PA that was a iron ore mine, they hit a spring and didnt get equipment out in time. Its over 400 ft deep in the back corner of the lake, and stays a consistant 55-60 degrees!!

ranger1977
11-13-2007, 12:18 PM
Neat! I love stuff like this.:cool:

howie_r
11-13-2007, 12:18 PM
I wonder if they will let us use the track since it is uncovered again :)

dixie
11-13-2007, 12:20 PM
Any idea how far the track is from the town that was flooded? It shouldn't be too long before its above the water line the way ala and fla keep sucking water from the lake

deerdog
11-13-2007, 12:24 PM
now we know where to fish on sunday:bounce::bounce:

howie_r
11-13-2007, 12:46 PM
I wonder what new sites have been uncovered In lake west point?
I bet I should be able to find part of the old stateline road.

Stan in SC
11-13-2007, 01:43 PM
As an old Valley resident I remember the State Line Road well.It straddled the Alabama/Georgia line and each state was responsible for repaving which they did every other year.The only problem was that Alabama did it on even numbered years and Georgia did it on odd numbered years.One side of the road was always higher than the other.

Stan

Holton
11-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Cool picture...

Black Crowes
11-13-2007, 01:54 PM
Isn't there supposed to be like a threatre and other buildings deep in lake lanier that were left when they flooded it ?

I have heard Neal Boortz speak of a book that shows what was in the area before they made the lake. But can never catch the name of it and have had no luck googling it.

hillboy
11-13-2007, 01:59 PM
there are several towns and graveyards still under lanier

urack8ball
11-13-2007, 02:01 PM
Santee-Cooper in SC has the same thing happening now. That was a big populated area prior to be flooded 100 or so years back....

Black Crowes
11-13-2007, 02:02 PM
there are several towns and graveyards still under lanier


I don't think the cemeteries are there. I think those were removed per law. But I have heard of buildings down there.

Supposed to be a book on the area before it was flooded.

Wiskey_33
11-13-2007, 02:12 PM
That's pretty cool. I wonder if there are more pictures out there of what got flooded.

howie_r
11-13-2007, 02:52 PM
60Grit what is the C of E ?

potsticker
11-13-2007, 02:59 PM
I wonder if i can find that old 1947 johnson 10hp engine i lost in the middle of flat creek, back in 61. The scars from a whooping i got when it went overboard ar still visible, and the motor was still running.It may be exposed by now but i guess it ran out of gas. Make someone a great anchor! If youll stop those race cars ill turn off that engine!

SmokyMtnSmoke
11-13-2007, 03:01 PM
60Grit what is the C of E ?

C of E = Corps of Engineers

http://www.usace.army.mil/

ed'sboy
11-13-2007, 03:03 PM
I have dove lanier a fair amount and have worked closely with members and former members of Hall County Sheriff's Office dive team. I grew up on the lake since 1963and in all of the discussions I've had or heard, it is my understanding that any permanent structure was razed or removed prior to flooding. Foundations and fences were left and some can still be seen. While most cemetaries were removed there were numerous family cemetaries that were left. At sunset cove you can see 3 graves when the water is down. The corp basically went in and cut down the trees to a certain elevation and left the rest that would be in the deeper depths. Those trees are still standing and have become "petrified". Many of the drowning victims aren't found as their bodies get hung up in the trees and don't make it to the bottom where searches are conducted.

potsticker
11-13-2007, 03:07 PM
If the deer hunting dont start to heat up im going up to the lake and net some of those spots and stripers that would never bite!

Twenty five ought six
11-13-2007, 03:07 PM
I have heard Neal Boortz speak of a book that shows what was in the area before they made the lake. But can never catch the name of it and have had no luck googling it.
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http://www.lakelanierhistory.com/

contender*
11-13-2007, 03:15 PM
http://www.lakelanierhistory.com/

$82.95:hair::hair::hair: Yah< I think I'll order one of them fine books.... NOT! Maybe the library has one to check out.

contender*
11-13-2007, 03:18 PM
Get your own mason jar full of lanier water, this is funny!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mason-Jar-of-Lake-Lanier-Water-MUST-OWN_W0QQitemZ140178421612QQihZ004QQcategoryZ1469QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

howie_r
11-13-2007, 03:53 PM
ROFL and someone has bid on it that is Funny right there.

Chickenjohn42
11-13-2007, 07:10 PM
ROFL and someone has bid on it that is Funny right there.Could have been the gov.SONNY:banana::banana::banana:

dixie
11-13-2007, 07:16 PM
Get your own mason jar full of lanier water, this is funny!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mason-Jar-of-Lake-Lanier-Water-MUST-OWN_W0QQitemZ140178421612QQihZ004QQcategoryZ1469QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I know where them yankees can pay 2 dollars for a cotton boll!!:rofl:

06 F250
11-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Rayjay, Who printed that map and what year was it put out. Thanks

packrat
11-13-2007, 07:59 PM
Submarine Races To Be Held In Spring Of 2008 When Lake Is Back At Full Pool.

rayjay
11-13-2007, 09:50 PM
Atlantic Mapping Inc in Marietta GA. I think this map is over 20 years old. The only date I can find on the map is in the compass where it says 'Isogonic Line - 1* West [ 1975 value ]'.

This is just one of those large waterproof maps you see at any of the fishing tackle stores but real old. I bought a newer version a couple of years ago and it didn't have the old picture on the back.

fussyray
11-14-2007, 06:15 AM
When the government finally got around to giving the lake a name there was no shortage of ideas. It seemed that everyone had an opinion on the subject. Some people believed that then Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield should have the honor. Others felt that Senator Richard B. Russell's name should be synonymous with the lake. It was even reported that there was a move to have the lake named after Georgia Tech Football Coach Bobby Dodd. This idea may have had legitimate merit until someone noted that the name Dodd Dam might be an inappropriate phrase to make over the airwaves.

Dodd Dam!!!

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

fussyray
11-14-2007, 06:21 AM
http://www.lakelanier50.com/index.htm

flyingt
11-14-2007, 06:42 AM
My brother used to have a book when he lived here that had a outline of each family that sold their land. It would say what was being left behind, 1 pole barn, 1924 farmall tractor, 2 family gravesites and 140 acres. It then had a picture of the families standing in front of a sign with a plot number on it and the really cool thing is the price they were paid was under the picture. It would be like $243.00 or some crazy amount. The book would also have pictures of gas stations , stores and other tidbits of information. It was a really amazing book. I think you could goto the library around Gainesville and ask about it. I do remember it was a large book. I will call my bro and see if he still has it.

Holton
11-14-2007, 07:22 AM
http://www.lakelanier50.com/index.htm
Cool .....
My brother used to have a book when he lived here that had a outline of each family that sold their land. It would say what was being left behind, 1 pole barn, 1924 farmall tractor, 2 family gravesites and 140 acres. It then had a picture of the families standing in front of a sign with a plot number on it and the really cool thing is the price they were paid was under the picture. It would be like $243.00 or some crazy amount. The book would also have pictures of gas stations , stores and other tidbits of information. It was a really amazing book. I think you could goto the library around Gainesville and ask about it. I do remember it was a large book. I will call my bro and see if he still has it.

I would like to see one of those for sure.

I multi quoted ...........
:banana:

crow
11-14-2007, 09:26 AM
Good time to look for Indian artifacts if you're into that. Many areas where they used to camp are exposed now.

crow

whitworth
11-14-2007, 09:28 AM
whiskey still yet?