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Arkansas Readers' Choice Awards

Date: 2/23/2017 6:35:00 PM

Mountain Home feels just like that--home, with its crystal waters in Norfork Lake and equestrian opportunities. I love it here anytime of year. Reader Donna Sutton prefers the Ozarks most when the air turns crisp and the landscape golden. "Fall is my

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Driving distance from Norfork Lake Estates, AR to BKG

Date: 2/16/2017 11:27:29 AM

Your trip begins in Norfork Lake Estates, Arkansas. It ends at Branson Airport in Branson, Missouri. If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Norfork Lake Estates, AR to BKG so you can see when you'll

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380 Norfork Lake Dr, Henderson, AR 72544

Date: 2/15/2017 12:23:01 PM

Public Facts: As provided by County Assessor and Recorder offices. May not reflect recent additions or improvements. If you see any errors, the best way to get the records updated is to contact your local county records office. If any of the information in

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Body, vehicle found submerged in Norfork Lake

Arkansas Online

Date: 2/5/2017 2:15:00 PM

CLARKRIDGE — The Baxter County sheriff's office said it retrieved a body from Norfork Lake on Saturday morning. Authorities said deputies responded to a call around 11:24 a.m. that a witness saw a vehicle in 10 to 12 feet of water at a dock in the

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• Surface Area: 22,000 Acres
In the late 1930's, before construction of the Norfork Dam had begun, the local economy of Baxter County, Arkansas was deteriorating. The yearly per capita income had fallen to between one-hundred and two-hundred dollars, and in 1940 alone more than six hundred small farms were abandoned. Those who remained looked forward with enthusiasm to any solution that promised relief from their economic problems. Mountain Home, Arkansas, then the largest community, was described as having no prospect for new business and very few paved roads. When construction of the dam finally began in the spring of 1941 it was said that, "before the first shovel of dirt was thrown, or the first tree dozed down, the Mountain Home people knew that a new era had dawned" United States, History of the Corps of Engineers. As the largest nearby community, Mountain Home was to derive the most spectacular benefit for the Corps projects in the area. Centrally located between both Norfork and Bull Shoals Dam, few of its citizens could foresee the economic change Norfork Dam would bring to the poor agricultural community (Messick).

Clyde T. Ellis, who defeated Claude Fuller in 1938 to become the representative for the third district, envisioned a smaller Arkansas version of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ellis made Norfork Dam his personal project and fought for it until construction began in the spring of 1941. Having won the election with the promise of cheap hydroelectricity, he hoped the dams would give rise to industry and lift the region out of the depths of depression. Ellis firmly believed that if Norfork Dam was built then the other dams would follow. Authorization for construction of the dam was included as part of the flood control act of June 28, 1938. Norfork Dam was to be one of six dams built to accomplish flood control in the White River basin. The act was later revised in 1941 to include Bull Shoals and Table Rock.
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