The Town of Big Sandy - this is an aerial summer shot that I did and shows quite a bit. At the top, that's the Big Sandy River butting up close to the town. It actually sits HIGHER than the town. But remember, back before 1940's, it wasn't this large - not until they flooded the TN River. If you look closely, you'll see the "earthen dam" or dyke that "snakes" around the town. At one time, this was also the train tracks, and probably served two purposes. The town forefathers were warned that the town could easily flood and should move the town. They rejected the idea and built the dam instead. On the far right you'll see a narrow bridge and a larger bridge. The narrow one is the "walking" bridge across the spillway and the larger one, that's the road (the ONLY road from town) that crosses here and leads to the Danville/Lick Creek road split. Still a very small town, quaint. No Wal-Marts, or big stores here - no McDonalds, no fast food. Still the old fashioned restaurants and NO department stores. In fact, I think there are only 1 or maybe 2 2-story buildings.
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