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    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Memories of the Obed Program

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The Flood of 1929 is one of many memories that will be discussed during the next memories of the Obed Program on Saturday, September 14th.
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Date: September 7, 2013
Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294

WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting another Memories of the Obed program on Saturday, September 14th, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). This free program will be held inside the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, and is part of a series of regular programs that explores the unique river-related memories of local individuals. Each month, a different speaker shares their memories of life in vicinity of the river.

This month's program will feature Leo Nelson. Mr. Nelson has lived for almost one hundred years in the immediate vicinity of Nemo Bridge. Stories to be shared include working as a night watchman for the railroad at Nemo, an account of the once-bustling community of Catoosa, and first hand memories of the great Flood of 1929.

No reservations are required to attend this program. Please contact the park at 423-346-6294 for further details and information.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that when Native Americans first came across the Obed, they realized that the ground was too steep for settlement and too rough for farming? They did, however, rely on the Obed for hunting, and used the bluffs for shelter.