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Kentucky Color: Black Shale Retaining wall on Crocus Creek



2012-02-05 - Inroad, South Adair Co, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester, KY State Division of Forestry.
Great Wooded South and Kentucky Color Columnnist Billy Joe Fudge
just refound this 400 ft. long black shale, dry stacked retaining wall built along the eastern bank of Crocus Creek in the Republican School area at Inroad, KY. He remembered seeing it on fishing trips as a boy, but it was a delightful surprise to find it intact several decades later, with a whole career in forestry in between the sightings. He wonders if it is the only one of its kind, anywhere. The rock shelf along the creek bank is black shale, too.

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