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Tallassee Shoals XXV: Middle Oconee River   1 comment

Above:  The Middle Oconee River, January 15, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

The vantage point for the photograph is from a trail in woods, looking past a clearing and through another wooded area.  The seasonal trees’ seasonal shedding of their leaves provides clearer views of the river than at other times of the year.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 15, 2018 COMMON ERA

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This is post #1450 of SUNDRY THOUGHTS.

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Tallassee Shoals XXIV: Walls and Steps   1 comment

All Photographs Dated January 15, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

From the trail in Ben Burton Park one can see walls just inside the woods.

In the immediate vicinity of the structure shown above one can find the two parallel walls.

The steps are obvious when one gets closer to the first wall.

As I look at the landscape nearly half a century after the Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility closed I wonder what certain areas looked like when the facility was operational.  Nature takes over a site quickly when people cease to maintain structures.  Also, seeds germinate and trees grow.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 11, 2018 COMMON ERA

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Tallassee Shoals XXIII: Roots and Stones   1 comment

All Photographs Dated January 15, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

This scene comes from immediately north of Ben Burton Park, beside the Middle Oconee River.

Tree roots interest me.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 11, 2018 COMMON ERA

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Guide Post: Site of the Former Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility, Athens, Georgia   Leave a comment

Above:  The Middle Oconee River, Athens, Georgia, January 7, 2018 

Photograph by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Site of the Former Tallassee Shoals Hydroelectric Facility, Athens, Georgia

Tallassee Shoals II:  Tailrace

Tallassee Shoals III:  Powerhouse Foundation and Headrace

Tallassee Shoals IV:  Headrace Wall

Tallassee Shoals V:  Stone Structure Beside the River

Tallassee Shoals VI:  Sluiceway

Tallassee Shoals VII:  Dam

Tallassee Shoals VIII:  Foundation Structure

Tallassee Shoals IX:  Stone Structure

Tallassee Shoals X:  Headrace Gates

Tallassee Shoals XI:  Low Stone Wall

Tallassee Shoals XII:  Stone Corner

Tallassee Shoals XIII:  Small Waterfall

Tallassee Shoals XIV:  Turtles

Tallassee Shoals XV:  Headrace Gates in Woods

Tallassee Shoals XVI:  Middle Oconee River

Tallassee Shoals XVII:  Proximity

Tallassee Shoals XVIII:  Structures Above the Headrace Wall

Tallassee Shoals XIX:  Another Stone Structure

Tallassee Shoals XX:  More Structures

Tallassee Shoals XXI:  Headrace Gates in Woods

Tallassee Shoals XXII:  Sluiceway

Tallassee Shoals XXIII:  Roots and Stones

Tallassee Shoals XXIV:  Walls and Steps

Tallassee Shoals XXV:  Middle Oconee River

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Tallassee Shoals XXII: Sluiceway   1 comment

All Photographs Dated January 7, 2018

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

As I wrote in this post, I hypothesize that this was the location of the sluiceway.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 7, 2018 COMMON ERA

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Confirmation of the location of the dam, and therefore of the sluiceway, is here.

KRT

January 7, 2018 Common Era

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Tallassee Shoals XXI: Headrace Gates in Woods   1 comment

All Photographs Dated January 7, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

I spent part of this (Sunday) afternoon walking beside the Middle Oconee River, taking photographs, and crawling over old stone structures.  I had a wonderful time.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 7, 2018 COMMON ERA

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Tallassee Shoals XX: More Structures   1 comment

All Photographs Dated January 7, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

In the vicinity of this structure, near the edge of the clearing, are three structures in the woods.

I wonder what used to be atop the concrete structure.

This concrete is near some trees.

I also wonder what function this structure served.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 7, 2018 COMMON ERA

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