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Yellowstone NP to Cody, Wyoming – Bears, Bison, and Buffalo Bill Cody

Day 15 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be Today’s trip officially starts us on the long return leg home. But there are still many sights and adventures ahead. It was a beautiful morning, and we finally had … Continue reading

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Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Reservoir

The water goes up. The water goes down. Raccoon Mountain is located just west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Atop the mountain is a Tennessee Valley Authority power generation reservoir. Built between 1970 and 1978, the reservoir is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power … Continue reading

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The Dam that Couldn’t Hold Water

Photo of the Week Hales Bar Dam Hales Bar Dam, completed in 1913, was originally built by the Tennessee Electric and Power Company (TEPCO), and taken over by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA – 1929) as part of its flood … Continue reading

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DeSoto Falls, Alabama – Witness to History

After lunch at the Wildflower Café, we followed the signs to DeSoto Falls. I hate to pass up a chance to visit any waterfall. The falls are immediately below a dam across the Little River that runs along the top … Continue reading

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Hog Jaw Valley Will Never be the Same

Remembering My Friend Don My friend, Don, who led me on a trip through space and time, died this week. The space was Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama, and the time was his boyhood. I met Don at Harry and Ollie’s, … Continue reading

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