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Old 04-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #31
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Why did it fail?
A series of events took place that created the demise of Blount Springs.

Those details will be provided later in this report.


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Old 04-06-2011, 05:18 PM   #32
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this is awesome

mighty finer report there debandi
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:23 PM   #33
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I have always been fascinated by the way life was lived 150 years ago. You do a great job of presenting it. I'm in!
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:22 AM   #34
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #35
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This is one of the coolest things I have seen on ADV... And that is saying ALOT!!
Such a great job presenting this.... makes my head hurt!

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I did find a remaining fireplace still in use today.






The original log cabin is gone. The current property owners did a great job saving the original fireplace. Super people!







I can only imagine what this cabin looked like back in the day.



















Yes, that is the same fireplace.

I’m off on vacation.

We’ll continue to explore when I get back.


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Old 12-17-2011, 06:27 AM   #36
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:45 AM   #37
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:21 AM   #38
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With more and more patrons visiting Blount Springs, the gazebo was improved over the years. The architectural details were impressive. As the passengers arrived by train, they would be welcomed by a brass band.

This is from a visit by the New York Press Association in 1874.



































I can still hear the band.........




Let's keep looking around......
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #39
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Excellent!

Everywhere you step, there is history.

I have a clock almost identical to the one one the mantel. My Dad wound it every morning. I was on the mantel and the old fireplace was sealed up since we had a fine wood/coal stove. My brother remembers hearing steam trains on the L&N which was about a mile from our house.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #40
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:21 AM   #41
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Not much remains from the old Grist Mill.








CIRCA 1802.......


This is where the water flume actually started for the old mill.







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Old 12-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #42
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #43
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Awesome.....thank you!!! Keep it coming!
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #44
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:07 PM   #45
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This is one of the coolest things I have seen on ADV... And that is saying ALOT!!
Such a great job presenting this.... makes my head hurt!
Aparrently you haven't seen his other work. The guy is amazing. He combines 2 of my favorite things dirt bikes and history. The photos are always amazing. If this is the first you have seen you are in for a treat when you do a seach for his others. I never pass on one of his threads.

DeBandi how exactly do you do the research for these? Are you useing GPS to pinpoint some the locals? Or just going by sight? Some have obvious features but some dont give much clues. Also what resources are using? Thanks man and great job again.
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