Historic Structure

Railroad Trestle


This black and white photograph was taken at Richland Creek, near Dayton, Tennessee, and features the structural remnants of a railroad train trestle that was used by the Dayton Coal & Iron Company, in operation between 1882 until the 1920’s.

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Norris Dam

Located along the Clinch River in Tennessee, the 265-foot tall Norris Dam was built in 1936. Shown here, I leaned over the edge looking down to photograph the spillway. Prints available for the home, office, business lobby, cafeteria…

Venice, Italy

Life On The Water


Enjoy my digital rendition of a canal among buildings in Venice, Italy. Based on a photograph, you can relax for a pleasant tour of the city in a gondola, or travel by internet to my gallery and purchase some wonderful wall art for your home. Prints are available in many varieties, such as canvas, framed, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and tapestry. Other items, also.

Nemo Bridge Trail At Obed

History

Photograph (above, modified) & information (below) from placard located on site.

After the Civil War, saw and grist mills emerged in Tennessee’s Morgan and Cumberland counties. Corn meal, flour, logs, and other goods from the early lumber and pulp industries were shipped along this bridge.

The Cincinnati Southern Railway was built across the Cumberland Plateau here at Nemo in the 1870s. It became part of the Southern Railway system in the late 1890s. Many small extensions like the Catoosa Railroad were built to tap timber, coal, and other natural resources.

The epic flood of 1929 destroyed the means by which workers made a living, ripping up railway lines and washing away virtually every mill and building in its path – just as America sank into the Great Depression.

The Hike

I recently visited Wartburg, Tennessee, where I enjoyed a 5 mile (roundtrip) hike along the Nemo Bridge Trail to Alley Ford. Located in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, the trailhead begins at the Rock Creek Campground and continues 14.2 miles to the distant Devils Breakfast Table.

The hike to Alley Ford is rated as moderately difficult with several changes in elevation. There is also a very rocky downhill section of the trail near the end which requires deliberate footing. It was a cold 30-degrees when I began the hike, along which I encountered layers of rain-soaked leaves, creating slippery conditions and, periodically, effectively camouflaging the trail.

Along the way I enjoyed seeing many different sandstone cliffs, colorful autumn foliage, a large group of wild turkeys, and, at the end, the Obed River. Due to recent rains, though, many of the river-rocks otherwise visible at Alley Ford were covered in water.

Photographs

Prints

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More From Cades Cove, Tennessee

Part Two

See Part One – Elijah Oliver Place at Cades Cove

Here are some additional photographs which I’ve added to my gallery at Pixels. If you’d like a print for your home or office, you’ll enjoy several options to select from – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic.

Iconic Plaques

These photographs highlight classic plaques located at Angell Hall on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Visitors may discover wonderful prints and other items available in my Fine Art America gallery, using these links:

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The Dark Hedges

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to review a variety of available prints. Thanks for stopping by!

Neuschwanstein Castle In Germany

This poster is a digital rendition of a photograph featuring the Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Size 35″ x 27 1/2″. Available in four different paper types. Enjoy!