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On Sept. 17, 1962, whether by accident or design, the dams of two small Wood County lakes were completed.

Lake Hawkins and Lake Winnsboro, formed respectively by Wood County Dam No. 3 and Wood County Dam No. 4, were both made for recreational and flood-regulation purposes.

The new lakes joined the hundreds of other manmade reservoirs in Texas that provide water for municipal use and irrigation, as well as the means for fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, and other recreation.

(From Texas State Historical Association)

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