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Flavius Josephus Carpenter

Born: Mar 24, 1851

Death: Aug 2, 1933

Birthplace: Franklin County

Nationality: United States

Flavius Josephus Carpenter

Date of Birth : Mar 24, 1851
Date of Death : Aug 2, 1933
Birth Place : Franklin County

Flavius Josephus Carpenter, born March 24, 1851 in Franklin County, Georgia, died August 2, 1933, at home in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas, was an American Civil War veteran, steamboat captain, U.S. Marshal, and entrepreneurial businessman. He selected sites for two Arkansas Power & Light dams on the upper Ouachita River: Remmel Dam, which created Lake Catherine, and Carpenter Dam, which created Lake Hamilton in 1931. Carpenter Dam was named for him. Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine in Hot Spring County, Arkansas now sit upstream and downstream of Carpenter Dam.

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