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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.

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    @TheFirstTee National School Program training in Mobile, AL all in thanks to @SouthernCompany @alabamapower
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    @alabamapower came back on again. Thanks
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    Way to go @alabamapower and all our partners & volunteers who helped clean up and bring the sparkle to Valley CreeK!
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    Congrats to @alabamapower for being named one of the Top Utilities of 2014 for Economic Development!
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