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To the High Falls of the Cheat River…

On the New Tygart Flyer.   Two years ago, we traveled to West Virginia and stayed in East Fork Campground. That year we rode the Durbin Rocket. This year, we went to Elkins, West Virginia, some 40 miles north of … 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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Monochrome Madness 2-45

Posted in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-45 Nostalgia What the city of Oz might have looked like-in black and white-as Dorthy and friends approached. I am beginning to understand why I really like monochrome/black and white photos. My first camera … 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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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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Elkhead Stone Arch Bridge, Grundy County – A Fall from Historical Grace

Sometimes history is only a few feet away. Sometimes history just looks like a pile of rocks. Sometimes it is a mystery. So it is with the old Elkhead Stone Arch Bridge (Elkhead Bridge) on the Pelham-Altamont Road (US Rt … Continue reading

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Water Skiing with My Father – Part 1

It was a cool, still late August evening. The tail of the ski made a slight sucking sound as I skimmed across the glassy smooth water. I cut hard to my right, away from the boat, setting up a sharp … Continue reading

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