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Southern Appalachian Wildflowers and other Blue Ridge Mountain Flora

Southern Appalachian Wildflowers and other Blue Ridge Mountain Flora

Congregation from Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church baptizing members at Gray Station, Tennessee, 1931.

Congregation from Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church baptizing members at Gray Station, Tennessee,

TVA started building dams in southern Appalachia in the 30's to provide electricity to rural citizens. Judson was a town that now lies at the bottom of Fontana Lake. In 1942 TVA began construction on Fontana Dam-the highest concrete dam east of the Rockies. Many families had to leave their homes to make way for the lake that resulted from the dam. When TVA pulls the water level down in winter, one can see foundations of homes/business still existing, buried under the water all these years.

TVA started building dams in southern Appalachia in the 30's to provide electricity to rural citizens. Judson was a town that now lies at the bottom of Fontana Lake. In 1942 TVA began construction on Fontana Dam-the highest concrete dam east of the Rockies. Many families had to leave their homes to make way for the lake that resulted from the dam. When TVA pulls the water level down in winter, one can see foundations of homes/business still existing, buried under the water all these years.

Handbook of Nature Study: Our Oregon Coast Wildflower and Weed Grid. I have posted my wildflowers from our Oregon trip.

Handbook of Nature Study: Our Oregon Coast Wildflower and Weed Grid. I have posted my wildflowers from our Oregon trip.

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Haying on the Loyd Sizemore farm in Hancock County, TN (Vardy Lantern Collection/Courtesy of ETSU Archives of Appalachia)

Sights of Appalachia....root cellar...my dad built one here in TN. You can the poor boy out of the hills....but cant get the hills out of the boy. Love my coal mining, swingin bridge walkin, moonshine makin, banjo picking hill family

Sights of Appalachia.my dad built one here in TN. You can the poor boy out of the hills.but cant get the hills out of the boy. Love my coal mining, swingin bridge walkin, moonshine makin, banjo picking hill family

First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia - 2nd Annual River Baptism in the James River - 08/09/2010

The First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, holds its Annual River Baptism' in the James River in Henrico, Va.

The Gray Fossil Site, located near Johnson City, Tennessee, is one of the richest depositories of Late Miocene fossils in North America. ...

The Gray Fossil Site, located near Johnson City, Tennessee, is one of the richest depositories of Late Miocene fossils in North America.

Appalachian Treks: St. John Milling Company  Founded in the 1770s, the St. John Milling Company of Watauga, TN was the longest continuously operating business in Tennessee until it closed its doors last year.

John Milling Company Founded in the the St. John Milling Company of Watauga, TN was the longest continuously operating business in Tennessee until it closed its doors last year.

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