Jasper Journal unveils new history column celebrating 200 years of Marion County

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The Jasper Journal ran their inaugural celebration article leading up to the formal 200th anniversary of Marion Country in this week’s paper. With assistance from Nonie Webb and others, the Journal will be chronicling events and projects that shaped, literally and figuratively, the county the paper calls home.

Be sure and pick up a copy of the August 8 Jasper Journal to see the events surrounding the Hales Bar Lock and Dam. Whereas we could have easily spent 20 pages of the paper on all of the events leading up to it being built and the monumental licensing wrestling that went on behind the scenes, the construction and the lessons others took from the project, we made do with a brief summary.