As most of you know by now, I just love the History around my area and going to nearby Historic spots. Yesterday, I went up to one of my favorite area’s that I used to play in while a young boy. However, this time I went there for a Historic Walk at the Kerney to learn more about what used to be there long ago. I found out that there is so much more to this place than what I knew.
Here, Glenn, is telling how the old Canal Locks would work and why they did what was normal for that day and age. Back in the day, Canal Boats were charged a fee to go thru the Lock. The price depended on how much tonage they were hauling. Coal, Wood, Goods, etc. were all charged. Didn’t matter who you were. If you look close, behind Glenn, you still can see what remains of a Lock.
Here, our teacher, is telling of what was once here that you don’t see anymore. Believe it or not, this area where we are standing used to be under water. The water actually went up as high as the blue train cars to the left of the Image. Changes in the River, over the passing years, changed all that. When this area was dry, and the water recedid, there were some cabins built here. If you look close while walking, there still can be seen stone foundations from those cabins of long ago.
Our group is being told about the Covered Bridge that was once here, back in 1892. The Stone supports still remain.
Even though the ground was a bit wet and sloppy at places from all the rain we had, I liked this Tour that was given. I learned about things that I never knew where there and how much the area changed. Thanks for coming along.
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It’s always great to learn more about areas we are familiar with. It adds more layers, more depth, to places we have a personal history with.