The lake is about 10 to 15 feet below normal beacuse of the severe drought in the area. The drought is the worst on record in about 100 years.
Click on original size,then look at the tree line at the center of the photo and you can see the top of the fire tower.The tower was built in 1934 and put into use then when Kentucky first started spotting forest fires from towers and mountain tops.
As you can see,the church is still there.I went to that church while in basic training at Jackson in 1969
Most all of the old building's have been replaced with new ones.Some of the old barricks are still standing.
Go to original size above and click on it.You can see the fisherman in their round wicker boats.These boats were about 6 feet across and were doped with raw rubber to seal them so they would float.Some were sealed with asphalt they would dig up from the roads we engineers built for them. They would melt the asphalt and seperate the gravel from it and put it on their boats.
This tunnel is 900'x12'x12'cut out of solid rock with drills and dynomite.It was used years ago for logging which was hauled through the tunnel by train.The first train got stuck in the tunnel beacuse the load was too big and had to be blasted out.