Originally Posted by xtphreak
just saw this as I was cooking supper, and dang
exactly 3 miles from phreakshack!!
well within XT600E range
Sweet. Toldja I went right past your house.
In 1902, Dr. Lucius B. Morse and his brothers Hiram and Asahel purchased 400 acres (1.6 km2
) around Chimney Rock
(within present-day Chimney Rock Park
) for $5,000. They later acquired enough land in the area to bring the total to 8000 acres (32 km2
). Lucius Morse's wife Elizabeth is credited with naming the lake (and the town). 
In 1925, the Morse family created Carolina Mountain Power Company and funded the construction of a dam on the Broad River
(through a mortgage) which produced the lake after which the town is named. The full impoundment of Lake Lure was completed in 1927. At ordinary water levels, Lake Lure covers approximately 720 acres (2.9 km2
) and has a shoreline of approximately 27 miles (43 km). The dam's power plant began operations in 1928 with the sale of electricity.
Where to? Can't wait!