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Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia by Lisa M. Russell

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None of North Georgia’s lakes are natural. This book is divided into three sections covering the six reservoirs created by the Army Corps of Engineers, the seven created by Georgia Power, and the three created by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  The treatments of each of the reservoirs delve into a variety of topics, including local opposition to the dams, native sites inundated, the process of re-burying former residents, and what was revealed under the lakes by rare extreme droughts. The author, Lisa M. Russell, is a member of the Society for Georgia Archeology and various historical societies. She teaches at Georgia Northwestern and Kennesaw State.

Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2018. 207 pages with an Index, Bibliography, Notes and many photographs. Trade paperback.