Flavius Josephus Carpenter

Deceased Person

1851 – 1933

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Who was Flavius Josephus Carpenter?

Flavius Josephus Carpenter, born March 24, 1851 in Franklin County, Georgia, died August 2, 1933, at home in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas, was an American Civil War veteran, steamboat captain, U.S. Marshal, and entrepreneurial businessman.

He selected sites for two Arkansas Power & Light dams on the upper Ouachita River: Remmel Dam, which created Lake Catherine, and Carpenter Dam, which created Lake Hamilton in 1931 and the dam was named for him. Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine in Hot Spring County, Arkansas now sit upstream and downstream of Carpenter Dam.

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Born
Mar 24, 1851
Franklin County
Died
Aug 2, 1933
Arkadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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