By Chuck McShane

On a muggy September day in 1959, North Carolina governor Luther Hodges trigger the 1st cost of dynamite for the Cowan's Ford Dam venture. The dam channeled Catawba River waters into the biggest lake in North Carolina: Lake Norman. The venture was once the end result of James Buchanan Duke's dream of an electrified South and the start of the region's destiny. through the years, the world round Lake Norman remodeled from a nation-state of cornstalks and livestock fields to an elite suburb packed with sumptuous subdivisions and thirty-five-foot sailboats. Journalist and historian Chuck McShane strains the triumphs and issues of Lake Norman from the region's colonial beginnings to its sleek incarnation.

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