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Jim, 100 Years Ago: A Summer Day's travelog
With winter hard upon the land this January, 2011, perhaps a charming account of a horseback journey made over one hundred summers ago will restore a measure of warmth to our frost-bitten bones.
Mr. Turner's travelog: from the headwaters of Cabin Creek to the headwaters of Greasy Creek
In the Big Elm newsletter published in the January 30, 1911 edition of News, correspondent Joseph Allen (J.A.) Turner made mention of a telephone line then being installed. From there, he segued into a reminisce of the journey he had made the previous year in the wilds of Russell County:
In speaking of the proposed telephone route from this place to Denmark, brings to the mind of the writer the magnificence of the wild scenery of the country which divides the head waters of Cabin and Greasy Creeks, having an opportunity last summer to traverse this mountainous region.From the research of "Jim."
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