New exhibit delves into history of Georgia’s Lake Lanier

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A new exhibit tells the history of Lake Lanier. The reservoir and recreational hotspot is north of Atlanta. It supplies drinking water for Georgia’s largest city.

The display at the Sugar Hill Museum and Art Gallery opened Friday. It covers the planning and property acquisition for Lake Lanier, its construction, the impact of the lake on surrounding communities and the myths and legends associated with the lake.

The free exhibit runs through Aug. 27. The Buford Dam- completed in the 1950s -formed the lake, which attracts millions of visitors each year for activities including camping and boating.

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