Lake Moultrie Dam and Power Plant – Pinopolis SC

The dam impounding Lake Moultrie was constructed as part of the massive Santee Cooper Project enabled by a $31 million grant-loan by the Public Works Administration (PWA). South Carolina Encyclopedia: “In 1941 President Roosevelt declared the Santee Cooper a defense… read more

Santee Cooper Project – SC

The colossal Santee Cooper Project in South Carolina was enabled by a $31 million grant-loan by the Public Works Administration (PWA), “the most expensive PWA project on the East Coast.” A state law enabling the project was passed years before… read more

Lake Moultrie Land Clearing – SC

Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers worked to clear land in preparation for the creation of the 95-square-mile Lake Moultrie, part of the Santee Cooper Project. South Carolina Encyclopedia: “Following a four-year court battle, construction began in 1939. At its peak,… read more

Lake Marion Land Clearing – SC

Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers worked to clear land in preparation for the creation of the 155-square-mile Lake Marion, part of the Santee Cooper Project. South Carolina Encyclopedia: “Following a four-year court battle, construction began in 1939. At its peak,… read more

Diversion Canal Land Clearing – SC

Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers worked to clear land in preparation for the creation of a seven-mile diversion canal that would connect Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, part of the Santee Cooper Project. South Carolina Encyclopedia: “Following a four-year court… read more

Lake Marion Dam – SC

The eight-mile-long dam impounding Lake Marion was constructed as part of the massive Santee Cooper Project enabled by a $31 million grant-loan by the Public Works Administration (PWA).