Trouble on Lake Fegan

Woodson County lake's unique features are many, from its ornate sandstone pillars to the monuments to the workers who helped build it. The imposing elements give a foreboding of trouble, even to those simply interested in sight-seeing.

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March 9, 2020 - 10:07 AM

An intricate sandstone dam stretches into the distance at Woodson State Fishing Lake, known to locals as Lake Fegan. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

No matter how many times I ford the low-water crossing near Lake Fegan dam, I hold my breath.

Doesn’t matter the water is only two inches deep, though it gurgles and babbles as it rolls over the concrete slab of road.

Perhaps that’s why I stopped just before the aforementioned spot on the pretense of snapping photos of the dam’s ornate sandstone pillars.

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