Presently the site of East McDowell Jr. High, an orphanage once stood on these grounds. One night, the orphanage was set ablaze. Everyone escaped safely, but six small children returned to the inferno to save their pets. Only three of the six survived. It is said that if one stands on the tennis courts of the school around midnight, the screeching of burning animals and children may be heard.
Not able to deal with her pregnancy, legend has it that, on prom night, a teenaged girl jumped from the dam to her death. Now, she haunts the damn. It is said that on prom night if one goes to the damn and places his keys on the hood of the car and then walks around it, when he returns, they keys will have disappeared.