REUNION SUNDAY September 15, 2019 Deep Creek Shelter, Bryson City, NC
10am until 2pm
The North Shore Cemetery Association will be hosting the 44 th annual reunion of families and friends associated with Fontana Lake’s North Shore on Sunday, September 15 th , from 10am – 2pm.
In 1942, TVA was authorized to begin construction on Fontana Lake to generate the power necessary to manufacture aluminum at Alcoa, TN and to conduct laboratory research for the atom bomb at Oak Ridge, TN. By 1944, 700 residents of Swain County on the North Shore and 600 families in Graham County, south of
the Little Tennessee River, had to leave their homes and the lands acquired by TVA for Fontana Lake. In 1976 there was a national emphasis on taking pride in heritage and community for the bicentennial celebration of the United States of America and several individuals including Helen (Cable) Vance and Ruth Vickery and a host of others held a reunion for those who had lived or worked on the Fontana North Shore. At the first reunion over 600 were present: families, miners from Eagle Creek,
loggers who had worked with the Montvale, Norwood, and Riter Lumber Companies, Park employees, those who had worked on CCC and WPA projects, and many more.
Today, emphasis is still on heritage and community.
Come prepared for a great time of fellowship and good food. This event will be held rain or shine. You may bring a dish or two to share with those who attend or provide your own lunch and drinks. Plates and tableware are provided. Pets are allowed in
accordance with Park rules and regulations. Service animals must have papers and be vested.
Please check Facebook/northshorecemeteries for additional information and for any
updates or cancellations. You may also see our website www.northshorecemeteries.com
Located on the north shore of Fontana Lake in Swain County, NC. Now part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
North Shore Cemeteries
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The North Shore Cemetery Association and North Shore Historical Society
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