Lake Lure, North Carolina - Wood Laser Cut M
This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake Lure in Rutherford County North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Created by building dam on the Rocky Broad River
Completed in 1927
Named Lake Lure by Elizabeth Parkenson, wife of Dr. Lucius B. Morse
Surface Area: 720 Acres
Elevation: 990 feet above sea level
Lake Lure and surrounding areas are popular filming locations and have been used in movies such as: Thunder Road (1968), A Breed Apart (1984), Firestarter (1984), Dirty Dancing (1987), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and My Fellow Americans (1996).
You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Available in three sizes:
Small stand out 13"x16"
Standard Stand out 15"x23"
Large Stand out 19"x32"
Or a framed map, our classic solid wood English chestnut stained frame gives it the classic look, also available in three sizes;
Small 14”x18” map
Standard 18”x27” map
Large 37”x24” map
Interesting factoid: Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010 the town population was 1,192. Lake Lure was incorporated in 1927, and acquired the lake after which it is named in 1965. In 1902, Dr. Lucius B. Morse and his brothers Hiram and Asahel purchased 64 acres (0.26 km2) around Chimney Rock (within present-day Chimney Rock State Park) for $5,000. They later acquired enough land in the area to bring the total to 8,000 acres. Lucius Morse's wife Elizabeth is credited with naming the lake (and the town).
In 1925, the Morse family created Carolina Mountain Power Company and funded the construction of a dam on the Broad River (through a mortgage) which produced the lake after which the town is named. The full impoundment of Lake Lure was completed in 1927. At ordinary water levels, Lake Lure covers approximately 720 acres and has a shoreline of approximately 27 miles. The dam's power plant began operations in 1928 with the sale of electricity under a 10-year contract to Blue Ridge Power Co., a local predecessor of Duke Power.
The plans for development came to a halt in 1929 with the advent of the Great Depression. A mortgage-holder, Stroud & Company of Philadelphia, foreclosed on the lake and the dam. Stroud owned them and the power the dam generated until 1965. In 1963 the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the legislation that authorized the Town of Lake Lure to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring the assets from Stroud. The dam, Power Company, and real estate of Lake Lure were acquired by the Town of Lake Lure in 1965.
In modern times, the town continues to sell electricity to Duke Energy, although profits from the dam now come second to maintaining a fixed water level year-round. Recreation and tourism have become crucial to the town's economy.
The Lake Lure area has been used several times as a filming location, beginning with the 1958 release Thunder Road.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind. If you would prefer lighter or darker don't hesitate to ask. (Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.) Birch is our wood of preference.
Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art.
Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
First Item: $11.50
Additional Items: $11.50
We take great pride in our work and guarantee you will be satisfied. We will gladly replace any of our items or refund your money if not completely happy. Please return item within two weeks. If an item is presented as a gift exceptions will be made.
Custom orders will be replaced if damaged during shipping or if we made a mistake.
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