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TH Essentials: Medina Dam Centennial

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altMedina Dam is in Medina County, about 14 miles north of Castroville.

From Castroville, take FM 471 north about 15 miles, turn left (west) onto FM 1283, following the signs to Mico/Medina Lake, and drive about 8 miles to a flashing yellow light, where FM 1283 makes a hard right. Go straight, through the light, onto CR 271.

The Medina Dam is about 3 miles west.

The Medina Lake Preservation Society will host a daylong celebration of the Medina Dam’s 100th anniversary on Saturday, August 25, 2012, in Mico and Lakehills. The opening ceremony at the dam begins at 10 a.m. and features visiting dignitaries from Mexico and Great Britain. There also will be a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 70 workers who lost their lives during the dam’s construction.

Other planned Centennial Celebration activities include a flyover by four World War II vintage aircraft of the Commemorative Air Force, a boat parade, history lectures, water conservation and photography exhibits, a barbecue meal, and a live-music concert. For details, call 210/400-0331; www.medinalakepreservation.org. Check the website for updates.

—Rob McCorkle

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