• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

The Epic Flood of 1929

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The Flood of 1929 tore up railway lines and destroyed many mills along the river's edge.
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News Release Date: July 14, 2013
Contact: Joe Zagorski, 423-346-6294

WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be having a program entitled "The Epic Flood of '29" on Saturday, July 27th. This ranger-led program will discuss the flood in detail, including how it affected many lives and businesses along the Cumberland Plateau. Participants will walk along some of the areas that saw high-water marks for the flood and will hear some of the terrifying stories and legends from survivor accounts. Please meet the ranger at the Nemo Day Use Area at 1 p.m. (EDT). No reservations are necessary for this free program, which should conclude by 2 p.m. (EDT).

Please contact the park at 423-346-6294 for further details and information.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the main reasons why pioneers did not settle along the Obed included difficulty in farming the inhospitable stream canyons, and the distance between the river and centers of commerce?