Tallassee Shoals IV: Headrace Wall   2 comments

Above:  Map of the Former Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Jerrald A Moore, and Betty A Smith. Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility, Middle Oconee River, Athens, Clarke County, GA. Athens Clarke County Georgia, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ga0489/. (Accessed November 11, 2017.)

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This post is part of a series that began with this entry.

Notice the location of the headrace wall marked on the image above.

Above:  View Showing Front Elevation of Headrace Wall

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Jerrald A Moore, and Betty A Smith. Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility, Middle Oconee River, Athens, Clarke County, GA. Athens Clarke County Georgia, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ga0489/. (Accessed November 11, 2017.)

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Above:  View, Looking South, Up the Headrace Wall

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Jerrald A Moore, and Betty A Smith. Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility, Middle Oconee River, Athens, Clarke County, GA. Athens Clarke County Georgia, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ga0489/. (Accessed November 11, 2017.)

As one enters Ben Burton Park from the parking lot, off Mitchell Bridge Road, in Athens, Georgia, one crosses a bridge over Poss Creek, which flows into the Middle Oconee River.  One one side of the creek is a bench.  On the other side is the headrace wall.

Above:  Headrace Wall, November 9, 2017

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

I have been looking at this wall for years and wondering what it was.  To have arrived at an answer has proven gratifying.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 11, 2017 COMMON ERA

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