The River Runs Through Us
Issue: March 9, 2021
Water is life. What flows past Wildwood… continues to the sea.
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The Story Begins
Up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, close to the border of Virginia, there are three springs that drip fresh clean water on separate sides of the mountain. They each gently roll down their valleys and begin to take on names like Clover Fork. The creeks are continuously soaking in the tasty rainwater from all the adjoining hollows and eventually, they meet up with each other and all splash together into Harlan County Kentucky. From that moment on, they begin the flowing story of the Cumberland River.
The Cumberland flows for 688 miles. It travels from Kentucky through Tennessee, pulling in rivers like the Caney Fork and Stones, becoming the backbone to cities like Nashville and then plunging into the mighty Ohio River. It was the interstate of its time and countless communities along the banks became part of America’s riverboat history. Our hometown of Granville was one of those flourishing dots along the river.
In 1963 the TVA began construction of a dam about five miles downstream from Wildwood to help with flood control and when it was finished the new body of water was named Cordell Hull Lake.
The River Becomes a Lake
It’s Hard to Put Your Finger On It
When you are on the water you’ll rarely see a building or a home. You’ll often discover bald eagles and storytelling logs floating beside you. The lake is always flowing, sometimes a little wild but consistently inspiring. Cordell Hull Lake is a Sanctuary to discover.
Come join us on March 20th and be a part of something good, something outside, something that makes a difference. WATER IS EVERYTHING!
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