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Swanton in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History of Deep Creek Lake

 
 
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
1. History of Deep Creek Lake Marker
Inscription. The Deep Creek Project was begun in 1922 by the Youghiogheny Hydro-Electric Corporation and was completed in 1925. Deep Creek Lake is the largest man-made lake in Maryland. At full pool, Deep Creek Lake has 65 miles of shoreline and sites at 2462 feet above sea level. In 2000, the State of Maryland purchased the land underlying Deep Creek Lake, buffer zone properties and certain other parcels from General Public Utility, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 30.727′ N, 79° 17.928′ W. Marker is in Swanton, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Park Road and Brant Road. Touch for map. Marker is behind the administration building located at this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Swanton MD 21561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting Forest Fires (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fighting Forest Fires Is a Hard Job (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Col. James McHenry of Baltimore
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
2. History of Deep Creek Lake Marker
Text with lower left photo: Construction of the hydroelectric dam underway, September 3, 1924.
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 5.6 miles away); The National Road (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swanton.
 
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By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
3. History of Deep Creek Lake Marker
Text with lower right photo: The original Glendale Bridge nearing completion, February 3, 1925.
History of Deep Creek Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 30, 2016
4. History of Deep Creek Lake Marker
View toward the lake, beyond the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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