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Nimrod Dam has destroyed the economic culture in Fourche Valley. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, farmers could make a living on forty acres of land. This dam destroyed their way of life. The dam was supposed to have been installed in Scott County, but Yell County's state representative stopped this. I never did know the amount of gain he received from this—or the state senator either. Either way, the residents were demoted to peasant status until this day.

Johnny Turner
Rover, AR