Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky
In this scan from the Paducah Sun on March 12, 1961, the remants of the old Birmingham School can be seen, exposed when Kentucky Lake was dropped 12 feet.

Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky

Heavy rains across the Tennessee Valley in March 1961 prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to lower the level of Kentucky Lake.  TVA believed it was necessary to make extra…

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Pine Bluff, Tennessee
Pine Bluff today, taken from a boat.

Pine Bluff, Tennessee

John Wayne, the Hollywood legend who starred in dozens of films, is directly tied to Pine Bluff, Tennessee.  The story is quite amazing, but first, we need a quick overview…

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Old Danville Transfer Elevator
Danville Transfer Elevator

Old Danville Transfer Elevator

We’ve always enjoyed experiencing and seeing the oddities of the Four Rivers region. That’s why this site, Four Rivers Explorer, exists.  But before we began this site, we had a section of our main tourism site, Explore Kentucky Lake, that was dedicated to the unusual and lesser-known aspects of our area.  We called the section “Explorations”.

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