Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Black Warrior River - Holt Lake

This is another shot from Holt Lake on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa. The interesting rocks to build the dams were hewn out of the side of the hills. Behind that treeline somewhere there is an entrance to an old railroad tunnel right through the mountain. Before the lake was built, a railroad ran along the river from the coal mines to steel factories. There was also apparently a passenger line. My grandmother used to tell about riding the horse and wagon to Kellerman to catch the train to ride to Tuscaloosa.

Inside a slough at Deerlick Creek Park on the Holt Lake. We think that diagonal line may have been made by a huge saw blade of some sort when they were building the dam.

I wonder what made these interesting holes. They're pretty creepy.

(Sorry about the blur. Do not adjust your set. That's not your vision failing, that's just amateur photography.)


Rambling Round said...

Interesting river scenery!

Jim said...

I would love to take a boat out on that lake. Just a small one, so I could get up close to the bluffs.

Knoxville Girl said...

From one amateur to another - that rocks!
Is that limestone, perhaps? It erodes easily. Knoxville has lots of caves and sinkholes because of all the limestone.