"Keeweechic's Pottsboro & Lake Texoma - TX" Pottsboro by keeweechic

Pottsboro Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 44 photos

Pottsboro - “The Gateway to Lake Texoma and The Striper Capital of the World"

Pottsboro’s began in 1876 with land donated for a town by a pioneer settler. The reason was to create a right-of-way for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad so that it could extend its tracks west from Denison into the area. With the railroad came business and so the area began to grow from a railroad town and agricultural community to an extended area for industries and businesses in the cities of Sherman and Denison. Pottsboro sustained serious damage from major fires in 1892, 1923 and 1924 but the citizens rebuilt and the town prospered. The construction of Perrin Army Air Field and base during the 1940's stimulated the growth but the biggest change came with the arrival of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the building of the Denison Dam which in turn created Lake Texoma.

Denison Dam is a 3 mile long structure which restrains 89,000 surface areas of water which provides North Texas and Southern Oklahoma with hydroelectric power. The project began in 1938 and was completed in 1944.

Lake Texoma which is the prime reason you would go to Pottsboro, is the 10th largest lake in the United States. It leads all Corps lakes west of the Mississippi River in recreational activities. The lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma and is widely recognised as a top fishing lake and one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. The lake area includes 2 wildlife refuges, 2 state parks, 54 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, 26 resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Activities include power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiing and wind surfing. Lake Texoma has become a huge sailing centre based on the lake's size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.
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  • Last visit to Pottsboro: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 8, 2008
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2005 at 4:24 AM

    An interesting page, so that is a Road Runner! You have shattered all my illusions I thought they looked like the one in the cartoon - beep beep :-)

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 4:03 AM

    Great page and the Local custom of July 4th is so lovely, that girl is gorgeous :-) what a shot with the fire :-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2003 at 6:40 PM

    That's funny. I know a few guys around here that like to live in their garages too. Must be a southern thing?? Great page, as usual.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 7:58 AM

    Nice job. It's about time they put some of those convicts to work.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2003 at 11:02 PM

    great Sunsets, sweet Countryside....thanks for sharing KW

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2003 at 3:40 PM

    another nice page of VT no 1.

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