It’s rare to find a postcard with a blatant grammatical error in the first two words of the description on the back. “Heavy buttresses impounds…” My Adam’s apple bobs up and down as I hesitantly raise a trembling hand to voice that, generally, the subject and the verb should agree.
Anyway, this picture was taken in the early to mid-60s. The dam was actually finished in 1917 (100 years ago! Go, dam!). You’re looking at a pile of rocks holding back over 100 million gallons of water. After the Boone Dam imbroglio, a crew came in and inspected this dam. It’s holding up quite well.
Credit line is Photo by John Sullins. It was printed by International Graphics, Inc. in Hollywood FL.