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More than 800 employees of Alabama Power and family members served in the military during World War II

Captain W.P. Lay founded Alabama Power Company in December 1906 and began looking for a site to build a dam. Soon after, he found a site the Army Corps of Engineers had identified as a potential lock location on the Coosa River about 11 miles from Clanton. He acquired the site in 1910 and secured congressional approval to build the dam but could not find financing to build it until he met James Mitchell in 1911. Mitchell formed the Alabama Traction, Light & Power Company to consolidate hydro development sites in Alabama, and Alabama Power Company was in business. The dam was completed and began generating electricity in 1914. The lock location where the dam was built was Lock 12.

  • BoBikesBamaBo Bikes Bama
    @BoBikesBama:
    Join us in giving a BIG thank you to our friends @alabamapower for joining us as a platinum sponsor for the 3rd year in a row!
    2 days ago
    alabamapowerAlabama Power
    @alabamapower:
    This year's Electrathon had more than four times the fun: http://t.co/JVk6VMIPjQ
    2 days ago
    alabamapowerAlabama Power
    @alabamapower:
    Doing a little sprucing up around the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: http://t.co/ig0GWri1tJ cc: @BCRIorg
    3 days ago
    CoosaRiverkeeprCoosa Riverkeeper
    @CoosaRiverkeepr:
    @alabamapower Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Lay Lake begins Monday and runs through the weekend. Contact Judy at 205-669-4865 to participate
    6 days ago
    MobileGardensMobile Gardens
    @MobileGardens:
    Many thanks to @PNCBank and @alabamapower for their generous support of Mobile Botanical Gardens and One Enchanted Evening.
    7 days ago