Tucker Lake – Strawn TX

Description

Originally known as Strawn Lake, this 90-acre lake was constructed to supply water to the city of Strawn by damming Russell Creek. It was renamed Tucker Lake in honor of a mayor, and now is part of the recently created Palo Pinto State Park.

…November 23, 1936, Freese described his campaign to secure PWA financing for his firm’s Texas clients: Today, I got Secretary Ickes’ approval of Strawn [dam]…” (Simon Freese, letter to Eunice Freese, November 23, 1936, as cited in Freese & Sizemore, undated).

Source notes

Freese, S. W., & Sizemore, D. L. (n.d.). A Century in the Works: 100 Years of Progress in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Freese and Nichols Consulting Engineers 1994-1994.  Retrieved from http://www.freese.com/sites/default/files/Century.pdf.

Palo Pinto State Park. Retrieved from http://www.strawntx.com/state-park.html.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 8, 2014.

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Location Info


Tucker Lake
Strawn, Texas 76475

Coordinates: 32.530822, -98.562398

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