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7. Hamilton: 

Back in 2013, when it was still called by its working title, The Hamilton Mixtape, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s record-shattering, Tony Award–hoovering musical was a selection of the Powerhouse Theater Season, a New York theater workshop funded that year in part by a $30,000 NEA grant. A Powerhouse reading of Hamilton marked the first time the full musical was unveiled in public.

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🎶QOTD: What’s your favorite song that was recently released?🎶
Mine is WAKE ME UP ❤ sooo happy I got to see this live last night ;w; If you were on IG, you may have seen my first livestream during the concert.
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This is PART 2 of our explore of the abandoned Hales Bar Dam near Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Once the dam was set into operation, the workers there fought leaks continuously with no success. Many of them died in the process of trying to stop the leaks, which included everything they could think of from stuffing rags and old carpets into them to trying to fill them with hot asphalt. 

After the dam was built, a new school was also built on the powerhouse side of the river.  Those children who lived on the other side of the river had to cross it each day by walking through a crude, wet tunnel that ran underneath the dam.   Once they reached the powerhouse, they’d climb up the spiral staircase you can see in this photoset.   Then, they’d walk through the powerhouse and on over to the school. 

The Tennessee Valley Authority (the Federal government) took over the dam in 1939, after winning a Supreme Court decision in a lawsuit by the local power company who was trying to stop the TVA from doing so.    The TVA immediately began major repairs on the dam to stop the leaks, and by 1943 they had actually succeeded in stopping them.  Then, in 1949, the TVA extended the powerhouse and increased the dam’s electrical output.   The extension is clearly visible in the photos of the dam’s exterior.

In 1950, the leaks returned, this time at an estimated rate of 1500 to 2000 cubic feet of water per second.   They continued to fight the leaks on into the 1960’s.  Finally, after considering the costs that would be involved in more leak repairs, along with the fact that the dam’s lock was too small for the river traffic then in use, it was decided to build Nickajack Dam about 6 miles further downriver to replace Hales Bar Dam.   

Nickajack Dam went into operation on December 14, 1967 and operations ceased at Hales Bar Dam on December 15th.    By September, 1968, Hales Bar Dam was mostly disassembled so that it wouldn’t hamper traffic moving up and down the river.    Interestingly, two of the generators from Hales Bar Dam were used in the building of Nickajack Dam.  

The remaining structures at the site of Hales Bar Dam are now private property, and they’re closed to the public.  Security is always onsite.   

Rumors of the powerhouse and tunnel being haunted are prevalent, which include stories of strange noises, unexplained footsteps, shadows that move, EVPs, voices, and glimpses of a ghostly man in a hat walking around.   If that’s not enough, there’s also the sight of the perpetual whirlpool that does sort of send a chill down your spine.