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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:16

Celebration honors Graham County’s history, people

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art freighthoppersThe Proctor Revival Organization will once again honor the history of Graham County through May 31 with “A Time To Remember” celebration.

The events will focus on the construction of the Fontana Dam as well as the deep, pioneering roots of Graham County. The event will strongly focus on the people of Graham County, Western North Carolina, and elsewhere who contributed to the success of World War II by their contribution to the construction of the dam and on how this historical event changed the world as well as the culture of our citizens.  

The power generated at Fontana Dam enabled the accelerated production of the nuclear material needed to complete the atomic bombs. The communities of Proctor, Judson, Bushnell and Japan were destroyed and 6000 residents were forced to relocate and re-establish their livelihoods during this difficult time in American history.

The Proctor Revival, Western Carolina University and Fontana Village Resort are planning a variety of events to celebrate this important local history with numerous educational exhibits, educational tours and lectures.

The Historic Gunter Cabin will be home to the Horace Kephart Exhibit, contributed by the Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center. Bobbie Jayne Curtis will be performing Gary Carden’s one-woman play “Birdell” at 3 p.m. May 24 at the cabin.

Granville Automatic will perform at 7 p.m. May 24 and May 31 in the Event Hall at Fontana Village Resort. The Freight Hoppers will also be joining them for an after-show performance at 8:30 p.m. on the Wildwood Sundeck.

For a full schedule of events, click on www.proctorrevival.com or www.fontanavillage.com.

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