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Old 09-04-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Gosh. Beauties... I absolutely love the last one. Thanks, kam.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Thanks for the beautiful pictures once again! I cannot wait to see everything in person and drive/ hike those backroads.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Default Kingsports new Flat boat exhibit.

It has been a busy few weeks for me, so I am a little late in posting these but here they are. The ribbon cutting and opening of the new flat bottom boat that is the newest part of the historic Netherland Inn was Friday, August 28th. It was very interesting to learn about the flat boats that carried salt and goods down the Holston River. Evidently there are two men named "King" who are both thought to have started the storage buildings on the Holston that housed the wares that were sent down the river on the flat boats. One was Captain William King, of Abington VA. In the first pictures, it is the Mayor of Abington giving a bag of salt to Dennis Phillips, the Mayor of Kingsport. Then the ribbon cutting and pictures of th boats. Notice the Netherland Inn and the new "barn" which is a replica of the barn that was their originally.










This is the gentelman who built the boat...not one nail. This is inside the boat.






Some early signs of fall along the river.





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Old 09-12-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Very cool, mbmouse! I walk that stretch of the Greenbelt frequently and have wondered what the inside of the boat looks like. John Cooper, the builder, did a remarkable job.
Historic Flatboat Replica: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Archives of the City of Kingsport
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Ebbing and Flowing Spring near Rogersville isn't much to look at but is fascinating (http://www.gotricities.com/content/article.dna?idNumber=6572 - broken link) nonetheless:



Above the spring is the beautiful Ebbing and Flowing Spring United Methodist Church, built in 1898:





Behind the church is Ebbing and Flowing Spring School, established in the early 1800s. The last school bell rang here in 1956, but students' paper decorations still adorn the windows and the interior of the school is completely intact:







View of the Holston River looking south from a bridge on Burem Road, between Rogersville and Surgoinsville in Hawkins County:



View from bridge looking north:



Hay field below the bridge:



Outbuildings behind the Jacob Miller house (ca. 1790) near Surgoinsville:



Surgoinsville's Stony Point (ca. 1780) is one of the oldest brick homes in TN. Andrew Jackson was a frequent guest and a future king of France spent a night here in 1797:


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Old 09-14-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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For two days after Labor Day every year, Johnson City's Legion Pool is opened to dogs & their owners:







Two barns at Kingsport's Allandale Mansion:





Scene along Scott Lane, 3 miles N of Blountville:



View of Holston Mountain from downtown Bristol:

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Man, another amazing crop, Kam. Especially the brick house near Rogersville, and the Ebbing and Flowing School (how unique...)... and the last shot of the Holston over downtown bristol... man, I'm a SUCKER for cityscape shots... esp juxtaposed against the most beautiful scenery in the US
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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I've known for at least 3 years that northeast Tennessee is where I want to hang my hat......
but a pool that opens up for the dogs just clinched the deal for me!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Beautiful pictures as usual Kamoshika! I go over that Burem Rd bridge to the folks house all the time, I never get bored of looking at the views around there.....then again, I have been here going on 13 years and I have yet to get bored of any of the views I see on a daily basis here.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Kam, As always your pictures are incredible.

So when can I purchase a book with all your photos?
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