Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Archive for the month “April, 2017”

Little Stony Creek Falls

The plan was to head to the Devil’s Bathtub on Devil’s Fork Creek, a couple of miles north on 619 from Ft. Blackmore in Scott County VA.  However, when we got there, the creek was running too high to wade across, much less wade the 10 or so more crossings to get to the Bathtub, so we fell back and went on up to Little Stony Creek, near Coeburn.  There are three falls on that creek and, because of the recent rains, they were all in full flow.  Here’s the upper one (it’s about 40′ top to bottom):

A little below that one is the middle falls (I had to slide down to stream level to get the shot):

And, then, the lowest falls:

It’s not a long-distance hike, by any means, but, on a warm day, it’ll work up a sweat.

Cherokee Lake!

 

 

Well, will you look at that!  Two more overly-blue, lyin’ postcards from the early 60s.  They’re Haynes cards, of course.  Busy Joyce Haynes shot both pictures. However, someone fed her some erroneous information about the Veterans Overlook (top view).  It’s more like 1940′ or so in elevation, according to Google Earth (which, as I’ve mentioned before, is a fine program for viewing areas from above…it’s free and it features historic imagery – blurry imagery, generally)(if you like old topo maps, check out oldmapsonline.com).

The information on the bottom card is pretty accurate.  The lake varies in size and, of course, these cards were printed over a half century ago.

Washington College Academy

From the early 60s.  Carnegie Building at the Academy.  Credit line is “PIONEER PRINTERS, A Student Industry of Washington College Academy, Washington College, Tenn.”  However, the photographer was Joyce L. Haynes, who was part owner of Haynes Publishing Company out of Roanoke.

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital

This view of the hospital probably dates to the year after it opened; although, I can’t imagine any hospital having a completely empty parking lot, at any time.  The date in ink on the top of the card is when The Unknown Collector acquired the card.  TUC seems to have collected Haynes Publishing cards, for some reason.

The hospital certainly looks different today.

The Old Dante Rescue Squad Building

It was the Dante Rescue Squad building, then something else, and now it’s going away.
Support your local rescue squad.  They see stuff you don’t want to…

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