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Leila Manti

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Dec 29, 2009
 

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What a beautifully captured moment, Deanna!

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Saltville

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Dec 29, 2009
 
nice pic.
not a trouble maker

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Jan 4, 2010
 
Thank you I have lots more if you are interested to post that place is so beautiful We went up there Sat. but gate was closed before we could get to that waterfall had to turn around. Ice was on the bridge
scarface

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This whole area is so beautiful,clinch mountain preserve is breathtaking. Please stop the loggingin Saltville.
Daisy

Knoxville, TN

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scarface wrote:
This whole area is so beautiful,clinch mountain preserve is breathtaking. Please stop the loggingin Saltville.
In the 1920's the cove was logged, the very road you traveled to the lake was made by the Holston River Lumber company, they put a railroad back there to take out logs. New timber comes after the old is cut, it's a forestation process that's necessary.
Daisy

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Feb 20, 2010
 
not a trouble maker wrote:
Thank you I have lots more if you are interested to post that place is so beautiful We went up there Sat. but gate was closed before we could get to that waterfall had to turn around. Ice was on the bridge
Tumbling Cove and the area has a lot of history. Creassy's Mill was above the falls you see. He was massacared by indians and killed on the millstone. That was in the time of the Rasnack Settlement.
suzie

Knoxville, TN

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Leila Manti wrote:
What a beautifully captured moment, Deanna!
The lake is beautiful in the fall of the year. It was once the home of a tribe of Indians that fought the Shawnee in the valley and down in Hayter's Gap. There were so many killed in the battle that they couldn't get back there to bury. They buried them up and down the valley near the creek. One elderly man who had ancestors in the area told the story, his family came here in the 1740's, after the massacar of 1754 they went back up in eastern Va. The descendents of the first Helton clan came back in 1832 and purchased the cove from William Moore's family. The Indians left in the area were taken on the trail of tears. The last man killed by Indians in the area was a man by the name of Shaw. There is a "Shaw Hollow" There are descendents of Shaw in the Saltville area.
DonnyDuck

Knoxville, TN

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Feb 26, 2010
 

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I don't know about who all lived there long ago, but I have heard that it was logged in the 1920s. I do know that I love to go trout fishing up there, especially at the foot of the gorge; the foot is a far as I've been, because that's about where I fall in the creek and then I have to slink off through the brush to keep from being seen and laughed at by the people who hadn't fallen. My dog laughs at me. Honestly, everytime I get near the place, I catch an enormous trout, I string him, and I fall into a deep pool of cold water--I've almost gotten it down to a ritual. I wonder if there's a curse on that part of the creek.
Daisy

Knoxville, TN

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Mar 2, 2010
 
DonnyDuck wrote:
I don't know about who all lived there long ago, but I have heard that it was logged in the 1920s. I do know that I love to go trout fishing up there, especially at the foot of the gorge; the foot is a far as I've been, because that's about where I fall in the creek and then I have to slink off through the brush to keep from being seen and laughed at by the people who hadn't fallen. My dog laughs at me. Honestly, everytime I get near the place, I catch an enormous trout, I string him, and I fall into a deep pool of cold water--I've almost gotten it down to a ritual. I wonder if there's a curse on that part of the creek.
That is a pretty place, it's so rocky there. A 12 year old kid got drowned back there near the falls,he slipped and knocked himself out then drowned. It's treacherous if after a little rain. Just be careful. The ghost stories from the area are entertaining and have been handed down from the early settlers. Cursed--I don't think.
DonnyDuck

Knoxville, TN

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Mar 6, 2010
 
Clumsy, rather.
Bob

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Mar 7, 2010
 
I used to triut fish in the creek when I was a boy in 1955
DonnyDuck

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Mar 8, 2010
 
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I used to triut fish in the creek when I was a boy in 1955
Really? Those were the days when the road only went to where John Dye and "Antney" Boardwine lived, wasn't it? You ought to come on back and fish in it again sometime; the trout they stock in the summer are about the right size to put in a 10-gallon aquarium, but it's fun to fish, anyway.
Let's see...Did you know Kemple Price? Bill Henry Robbins? Keatie Snead and Claude? San Price? Jack Helton? Cart Boardwine? Verlin Cardwell? Maybe, uh, hmmm, Weets Moore? Buddy Montgomery? Any of Dewey Snead's boys? How about Margaret Taylor's kids? Peanut Austin used to fish down there a lot...I know you remember CH Johnson's store, and Marion Taylor's and Ann's Place?'Sounds like you're a displaced native.
You ought to come on back and fish it again for old times sake--the fish they stock there in the summer are about the right size to keep in a 10-gallon aquarium and have as much fight in them as an old wet sock, but I'm too sorry to go much further to fish.
DonnyDuck

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Mar 8, 2010
 
Daisy wrote:
<quoted text> That is a pretty place, it's so rocky there. A 12 year old kid got drowned back there near the falls,he slipped and knocked himself out then drowned. It's treacherous if after a little rain. Just be careful. The ghost stories from the area are entertaining and have been handed down from the early settlers. Cursed--I don't think.
A little boy? One little boy? Let's see, there was a prospector drowned there in colonial days, up at the Big Rock, Mrs. Branson sent her little boy, Peter, to get the cow one evening and the creek "came down" and he drowned right below where Ray Henderson lives now, and Lucy Ledbetter (there'll never be another like Lucy; it's been years and people still miss her)drowned down at the Broady Hole, and Wittie Helton fell off the foot bridge at the Mill Hole and perished. There probably have been more that I don't know about or can't remember, and heaven knows how many that no one knows about.
Ghosts and monsters? If all the tales were true Tumbling Creek would be the south's answer to Sleepy Hollow...But I do love a good ghost story, don't you?
DonnyDuck

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Mar 8, 2010
 
Bob wrote:
I used to triut fish in the creek when I was a boy in 1955
I just read back over that and found that I've taken to repeating myself, like a chorus or something. I do have all my marbles, but sometimes I carry them in different pockets. And I'm not drinking, either. Sorry about that, Bob.
Daisy

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Mar 10, 2010
 
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A little boy? One little boy? Let's see, there was a prospector drowned there in colonial days, up at the Big Rock, Mrs. Branson sent her little boy, Peter, to get the cow one evening and the creek "came down" and he drowned right below where Ray Henderson lives now, and Lucy Ledbetter (there'll never be another like Lucy; it's been years and people still miss her)drowned down at the Broady Hole, and Wittie Helton fell off the foot bridge at the Mill Hole and perished. There probably have been more that I don't know about or can't remember, and heaven knows how many that no one knows about.{I knew all the sneads and all the people mentioned. The good old days when John Dye lived in the cove and when Dan and Mandy Price and their families lived there. You can find a few people left that could tell you the ghost stories, Johnny B. Heltons hollow, it's the sleepy hollow of Tumbling Cove. We don't know if its the headless horseman or what but it chases you and breaks tree limbs. You hear but your don't see it. Also, several people drowned on Tumbling, the story about a young lady sleep walking down around the Broady hole, she fell in and they found her veil. Some see her.
Ghosts and monsters? If all the tales were true Tumbling Creek would be the south's answer to Sleepy Hollow...But I do love a good ghost story, don't you?
It is like sleepy hollow. A woman was buried alive in 1832 Mary Ellen Taylor. There is a story about her. Several people could tell you about John B. hollow. John B. told of things he seen in there. A pretty blond haired girl , there was no real girl, his sister a pretty blue eyed blonde died a couple of weeks later. Then theres the story about the woman drowning her child in a well, you can hear a baby cry at times.
Lucy Mechanicsville VA

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I visit close friends from Saltville..and they always take me here. It is my favorite place to go..always. I could sit and just "be" for hours on end.
Those of you that live in the area...very lucky.
old saltville boy

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It a very nice place i try to fishs it two or three time a year when i visit the area. All i can say i am glad it not in the saltville city limits because that bunch would find a way to f*********** it up
Daisy

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Mar 18, 2010
 
DonnyDuck wrote:
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Really? Those were the days when the road only went to where John Dye and "Antney" Boardwine lived, wasn't it? You ought to come on back and fish in it again sometime; the trout they stock in the summer are about the right size to put in a 10-gallon aquarium, but it's fun to fish, anyway.
Let's see...Did you know Kemple Price? Bill Henry Robbins? Keatie Snead and Claude? San Price? Jack Helton? Cart Boardwine? Verlin Cardwell? Maybe, uh, hmmm, Weets Moore? Buddy Montgomery? Any of Dewey Snead's boys? How about Margaret Taylor's kids? Peanut Austin used to fish down there a lot...I know you remember CH Johnson's store, and Marion Taylor's and Ann's Place?'Sounds like you're a displaced native.
You ought to come on back and fish it again for old times sake--the fish they stock there in the summer are about the right size to keep in a 10-gallon aquarium and have as much fight in them as an old wet sock, but I'm too sorry to go much further to fish.
I knew everyone you talk about. Those old boys are about all gone now. Kedy Snead is battling diabetes. You probably know all those who have passed on. We all loved the creek. and we all us to fish there, remember the first day of fishing season in March, a big event in this area. Like the June meeting at the old Tumbling Creek Church, it's about played out. Not very many down there fishing anymore.
DebbieLedbetter

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Mar 22, 2010
 
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A little boy? One little boy? Let's see, there was a prospector drowned there in colonial days, up at the Big Rock, Mrs. Branson sent her little boy, Peter, to get the cow one evening and the creek "came down" and he drowned right below where Ray Henderson lives now, and Lucy Ledbetter (there'll never be another like Lucy; it's been years and people still miss her)drowned down at the Broady Hole, and Wittie Helton fell off the foot bridge at the Mill Hole and perished. There probably have been more that I don't know about or can't remember, and heaven knows how many that no one knows about.
Ghosts and monsters? If all the tales were true Tumbling Creek would be the south's answer to Sleepy Hollow...But I do love a good ghost story, don't you?
Lucy Ledbetter was my aunt...I am Tobe Ledbetter's daughter- how well did you know her?
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Mar 23, 2010
 
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Lucy Ledbetter was my aunt...I am Tobe Ledbetter's daughter- how well did you know her?
I knew Lucy very well, she was a very sweet little girl. Lucy had a free spirit and she was adventurous. She could sit and talk to you like a grown up, she just was not of this earth. I wish you could have known her.

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