Lake Marion (Clarendon / Orangeburg Berkeley / Calhoun / Sumter counties, South Carolina )
State of South Carolina's largest lake
Underneath the Lake
Displaced by the Santee Cooper Project with the loss of land, unhappy people like Joseph Simons who built and lived at Pond Bluff Plantation refused to sell to Santee Cooper, which then invoked eminent domain to seize the property.
Simons exhausted his legal options, and in 1939 stood on the porch of his home, pulled a gun, and shot himself.