Pensacola Dam, 145 ft (44 m) high and 6,500 ft (1,980 m) long, on the Grand River (local name of the Neosho), NE Okla., NE of Tulsa; built 1938–41 by the state of Oklahoma. The dam impounds Lake of the Cherokees, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States; it is a major recreation area.
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