The lake that never was

The lake that never was

There are 6 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Sep 18, 2010, titled The lake that never was. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Jean Weirich recalls the times she and her family would camp on land they owned north of Lickdale near the Swatara Creek in what is now Swatara State Park.

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Lebanon, PA

#1 Sep 18, 2010
What was the reason(s) the state expected the Corps of Engineers to disapprove of the project?

Since: Jul 10

Jersey Shore, PA

#2 Sep 19, 2010
Emanent Domain at its best, sorry bout spelling

If the land is not used for the dam, It should be sold back to the remaining family members, at the price they were paid , if the remaining familys are still around, And they are, ask russ unger who grew up out there!

Any deviation from the original proposal, is in fact THEFT,
Take land for project, sit on land for 1/4 century,
dont do project, sell land for increased profit, screw the families who should of had a beauitful life living on THEIR own property, in the most historic place with the LOCKS of the UNION CANAL to play in and grow up around.
SHAME ON LEBANON COUNTY, apparently someone knows this plan, they knew what the army would say!
Oh just

Camp Hill, PA

#3 Sep 19, 2010
build a wal mart out there already!
John Adams

Clayton, NC

#4 Sep 20, 2010
The village of Suedberg in which I grew up was decimated by the state's 1970s acquisition for the dam. Hearts were broken. Then, more than 20 years later, that plan was scrapped. However inviting and lovely the planned park amenities will be, they will never replace the memories of the natives who were displaced.
Angel Croll

Wayne, PA

#5 Sep 20, 2010
Correction to article: No camping is allowed nor planned for at Swatara State Park at this time.

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2010
shame they did not dam it. It would be a thriving park for the public

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