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Hall Tales, episode 1: History and mystery of Lake Lanier
Buford Dam
A look at construction on Buford Dam from June 24, 1955. The gates to the dam closed the following year, and the lake opened for business in the summer of 1957.

Former Times Editor Johnny Vardeman speaks with David Coughlin, author of "A Storybook Site," about the building of Buford Dam and filling of Lake Lanier. The pair also explore rumors about the lake that have existed since its creation.

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