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March 18, 2012 12:06 AM

Dam blasting set for Wednesday to sound like boom of 20 cannons

One hundred and thirty years of industrial history is about to open like a flood gate. An explosion tentatively set for 3 p.m. Wednesday is to fracture a granite stone and masonry dam that has stood across the Chattahoochee River since 1882, when upon its completion the Sunday Enquirer newspaper called it “the largest granite dam in the South” and boasted, “It is fully accomplished and generations yet to come will see its durability.”

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