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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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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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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley Part 1

Prologue How can you not want to explore a place named Hog Jaw Valley? It is a remote, rural, agricultural, sparsely populated area where Don and I were “thrown out” of two places. And why would it remind me of … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley Part 1

Prologue How can you not want to explore a place named Hog Jaw Valley? It is a remote, rural, agricultural, sparsely populated area where Don and I were “thrown out” of two places. And why would it remind me of … Continue reading

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