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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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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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Center Hill Lake, Damn Dam Repairs

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Description and other excerpts courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for catching the dam problem before a damn failure flooded my farm! Description of construction Center Hill Dam is a large, high head dam located near Lancaster, Tennessee at Caney Fork River Mile […]

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Center Hill Lake, Tennessee, Sligo History

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Sligo is a place name on the Caney Fork River, now covered by Center Hill Lake. Sligo is the area around the Hwy 70 bridge that passes over The Caney Fork River. Sligo Marina is located just down river near the bridge. Excerpt from “History of Dekalb County, Tennessee” No doubt there was a tavern […]

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Bear Hunting along the Caney Fork River

Friday, July 13th, 2012

In 1780 the region was being divided up amongst hardy pioneers and more recent settlers as part of the Cumberland Settlement. The settlers were starving. This is taken from “Early History of Middle Tennessee” By Edward Albright, 1908 Because of the scanty supply of food, lack of ammunition and danger from the savages, many left […]

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