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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Calfkiller



It's Watery Wednesday again!

This time, I give you local color. This is taken from an old railroad bridge that is now a walking bridge (and in some disrepair, sadly) at the little town park in Sparta. I'm just so wowed by the gorgeous blue-green color of this little river!

The name of this little gem is the Calfkiller River, just another colorful Tennessee name. Apparently a Cherokee tribe that once lived here had a chief whose name translated "Calf Killer" (what an odd Indian name). The river bisects Sparta before it meets with the much more impressive Caney Fork.

2 comments:

George said...

We've been over the Calfkiller River many times, but have not found this park. You got a great picture -- I also like the color of the river.

Youvegotmaille said...

It's smack in the middle of Sparta. If you drive through, it's just west of town hall on Bockman Way. In the front is a kids' park but if you keep driving back there's a place to park and a little walking path.