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Rock Island dam gushing with history
Great Falls Dam is 100 years old
Great Falls Hydroelectric Station has been in existence for 100 years. It is currently on the National Register of Historic Places.
Great Falls Dam at Rock Island State Park is 100 years old. Tennessee Electric Power Company began construction of the dam in 1915 for the purpose of power generation. It was complete in 1916, started generating power on Jan. 1, 1917, and was named for the falls that plunge into the Caney Fork River below it.Great Falls Dam is considered an engineering triumph.