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I have an interesting letter in an old stamped envelope from 1929. The typed letter speaks of a dam being built in 1929 and about the reservoir that will be created due to the dam's construction. So I researched it, and it is Lake Hamilton and the Carpenter Dam, thanks to this historical data that aided my research!
Scott Caskey
Pryor, OK