Movietone News
During the construction of Lake Murray, a film crew from the famous Fox Movietone News visited South Carolina to document the construction of "the world's largest earthen dam."

The following clips, in Windows Media format, are from the Movietone News report as seen in movie theaters across the country in 1930.

   

 
Gov. John G. Richards Lake Murray Site
 
     
The Intake Towers The Tunnel Digging the Dirt
     
Moving the Dirt Dumping the Dirt Packing the Dirt
 


Fox Movietone News clips provided courtesy of the University of South Carolina Film Library.
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