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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.

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Photography Structures

Civil War Cannon

This photograph features a cannon as used in the Civil War, situated at Fort Dickerson, to defend the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, against advancing Confederate troops. Prints are available in my gallery at Pixels.

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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.

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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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Graphics Photography

Fossil of Sea Shell

Enjoy this black and white photography, featuring the fossil of a sea shell embedded in a rock found along the Atlantic Ocean. Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America for more. Note – this is not a limited, numbered print.

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Nature Photography

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!

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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!

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Cumberland Gap

Enjoy this vintage photograph taken at Cumberland Gap, located on the border of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, featuring an historical marker and an old pickup truck. Prints are available in my gallery at Fine Art America.

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Historical Library Building

Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to enjoy a print (framed, canvas, acrylic, wood, metal, poster) of this black and white photograph, featuring the William L. Clements Library:

Located on the central campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the William L. Clements Library houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. Our mission is to collect and preserve primary source materials, to make them available for research, and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past.

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Historic Architectural Structure

This photograph highlights a vintage window on an historic architectural building located at Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. Blurred glass, creative carpentry and bleached wood all contribute to making this image a wonderful decorative addition to your home. Available in my gallery at Pixels. Enjoy!