January 25, 2007
Lake Dick, a U-shaped oxbow lake located in Jefferson County, was the site of a Depression-era New Deal program designed to resettle struggling urban and farm families. At one time, the 3,457-acre area was home to eighty families. Each family held an equal share in the enterprise. With the end of the Great Depression, there seemed to be little justification for the program, so it was dissolved and the land sold to the public. The area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.