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A view across the floor of a swinging bridge

2012-02-27 - Marion Co., KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Alan W. Reed recalls that his family spent almost every Sunday at the home of his grandparents' place on the Big South Fork of the Rolling River, on the Casey County side, and it had a swinging bridge somewhat similar to this one, in Marion County, which leads to the Jack Evans Place (dimly seen in the background). Life in the Valley was idyllic for a boy, he notes in the accompanying story, whiling away youthful days riding horses and living the life of Tom Sawyer. At one time almost every house along this valley had a swinging bridge. "It was a spectacular sight," Reed remembers.

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