How It All Started – The Bridge Near US 79

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The purpose of Four Rivers Explorer can be traced back to my years as a kid.  You can read more about that here on our site bio page.  To quickly summarize, my family traveled down US 79 between Paris Landing and Dover, Tenn. several times back in the early 1990s.

Each time we went down the road, I always looked for the bridge.  No, not the one crossing Kentucky Lake or the one at Dover, but a small abandoned bridge right on the edge of US 79.  It’s hard to see it in the summer with all the overgrowth, but you could get a great look at it in the winter time.

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The beautiful waters dammed by the beavers near Mint Springs in Land Between The Lakes.

Mint Springs in Land Between The Lakes

My family and I planned a day trip to Stewart County to check out some places including a location known as “Mint Springs” in extreme southwestern Land Between The Lakes.  My late grandfather took me there once when I was a kid.   Back then I went swimming in Lost Creek while he gathered up some water from the spring.  He called this place “Mint Springs” but I really don’t know if that is the actual name of the place or just the name he gave it.  There is a location near this area called Mint Springs Hollow but it isn’t near the spring.

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