|The Delta Queen in the Markland Locks.|
Markland Dam under Construction
note that the old dam is visible in some of these images
Markland Dam was dedicated October 12, 1963
Story of the opening from the Louisville Times is here.
Story of the opening from the Kentucky Post is here.
A little background on the Markland family is here.
If you were at the Markland Dedication, they gave you a special penny.
Markland Dam Construction Scenes, 1957
“Complete Facility,” from the Corps of engineers
Loose Barges Crash into Markland, jams gate open
The picture above, and
those below are all from May of 1967,
when a barge crashed into Markland, and caused the pool to drain. The story is here.
|Gallatin County Fish and Game Club during the 1967 pool draining.|
The Corps of Engineers' account of a similar incident from 1974 is here.
|The ice of 1978 and the Clare E. Beatty January 30, 1978.|
|The Corps of Engineers recounts (pdf) the Ice of the winter of 1978|
Markland Brochure from the Corps of engineers