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Caney Fork River Archives - Localwaters

A find by two boys on the Caney Fork River starts a “gold rush”

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Charles Bradford and James Johnson were just boys using mussel flesh for bait. The Murfreesboro boys were fishing in a tributary called Indian Creek right where it flows into the Caney Fork River in the 1880s when, on opening a mussel they had picked up from a gravel bar of Indian Creek, they found a […]

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The Real Betty’s Island in the Caney Fork River, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Caney Fork River  – Rivers & Lakes worth remembering Link to Caney Fork River Home Page The TWRA access area named Betty’s Island isn’t located at the real Betty’s Island   If you launch your boat at Betty’s Island Access Area and you float down the Caney Fork River you will soon pass under I-40. […]

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Caney Fork History, The Battle of Rock Island 1792 or 1793?

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Battle of Rock Island – November 9, 1793* *Other sources give differing dates Excerpt from: The Caney Fork of the Cumberland Rock Island Battle – Pages 6-8 “The Battle of Rock Island, though small in many respects, was important as it marked the end of Indian warfare in Middle Tennessee and was one of […]

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Caney Fork History Rock Island and vicinity

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Links to excerpts, history compiled by Arthur Weir Crouch, the author of the book: “The Caney Fork Of The Cumberland, The Story of a River, Its History, Features, Moods, People and Places with Particular Reference to Rock Island and the Area Above Great Falls” My attempts to make contact with Edward Crouch, the son of […]

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