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He did a Peter Pan right here off this dam!

On our way back from West Virginia we drove through the Smokies on Route 129 rather than going over them between Gatlinburg and Cherokee.  We came across this dam and I was fairly certain it was from the movie “The Fugitive”, so I stopped and got a photo from the bridge.

Cheoah Dam, Robbinsville, North Carolina
Cheoah Dam, Robbinsville, North Carolina

It is in fact the same dam that Harrison Ford jumps off of in the movie, which is one of my all time favorites.  I visited the site of the Train Wreck from the movie a few years ago.  It is the Cheoah Dam and it was built in 1919.

Harrison Ford Getting Ready to Jump
Harrison Ford Getting Ready to Jump
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones