Arriving early at Crooked River, I was met by fog so thick I could hardly see the river. It made for some nice photo-ops, though. After hiking beside the river and its surrounding forest for about an hour, I was rewarded with the view below.
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All our Georgia rivers are swollen beyond their banks again and it’s a beautiful sight to me. After witnessing their struggles through so much drought in the recent past, I’m glad to see them as a beacon to people who love the outdoors. I just hope people will continue to understand more about the constant threats of pollution they all face and that a balance between industry and environment must and can be struck.
An important frontier post was located here during the Revolutionary War. A company of light cavalry stationed here was mostly involved in skirmishes with Native Americans; one such engagement, in December 1776, saw a number of men killed and buried in unmarked graves nearby.
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This was made last winter, near Jaycee Landing.
Built by Seaboard Air Line, this bridge has been abandoned for years. It’s located between Omaha, Georgia, and Cottonton, Alabama, and is visible from the Georgia Highway 39 Spur. Jackie Purdy writes that there is another vertical-lift bridge operated by CSX on the Savannah River.
Bussell Pond is a well-known local natural landmark and even though I’m related to the Bussell family, I’ve never known much about it. According to several of my friends in the area, it was definitely a millpond at one time, with an operational grist mill on the property.