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Carved from a Canyon (2 of 3)

More from Sam Hanna’s take on the building of Lake D’Arbonne in the Monroe Morning World, 1961:

“Eighty percent in Union and 20 percent in Lincoln, Lake D’Arbonne is being carved from a canyon,” Hanna wrote. “If a canyon can exist in north Louisiana, flanked by hills that are surprisingly high. Zig-zagging through rows of hills, D’Arbonne will be nestled in healthy surroundings of tall timber. At some points along the 100 miles of shoreline, hills begin what will be the very bank of the lake with bluffs overlooking the water.

“While the Letourneau Tree Crusher Company is clearing several thousands of acres of trees in the lake area, timber will be left for fishing. The Louisiana Wild Life & Fisheries is expected to conduct a stocking program, even though the lake will get a natural start with fisheries through the waters of Bayou D’Arbonne.”

Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 9.24.48 AM 2If Hanna were still here today, he would probably break out in a big grin when he looked at what Lake D’Arbonne has become the past 50 years.  And, how amazingly accurate the picture he painted of the new lake would actually be.

In his story, Hanna quotes Lake Commission member and Farmerville attorney Armand Rabun, “The lake has so many possibilities. It’ll be the greatest thing that’s ever happened to our area.”

Rabun pointed out that the project wouldn’t just benefit Farmerville, but the whole region. Most people who wanted to ski, fish or camp out drove to the East to Lake Providence, Lake Bruin or lake St. John, but they were over 70 miles away.

Hanna wrote:  “D’Arbonne shouldn’t distract from these spots. If anything, the creation of a big new lake in the immediate area will only serve to encourage people to get outdoors, especially since D’Arbonne is only 25 miles from Monroe.”

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