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Cherryville School (historical)
A School in Lawrence, Kentucky
I went first and second grades there in the one room school. I also was saved a the church at the same location

Lenroot Ledges
A Rapids in Douglas, Wisconsin
Lenroot Ledges is the first major rapids, of two, on the Bois Brule River (in Douglas County, Northwest Wisconsin). If you run the rapids, you have to move from river left, to river right, where you go over a small drop (just about 2-3'), then work your way back to river left, through a series of standing waves in the lower part of the rapids. These standing waves are quite high in the spring, and can even push up to a level two or three, when the river is really running high during spring flood. There are paths on river right, which is the east side of the river, (that probably were created by all the people who fish for salmon and etc. on this river) allowing you to carry your canoe back up for another run. Many people take advantage of the paths, walking up to stand beside the drop and watch other people run the rapids. Lenroot Ledges and Mays Ledges are the only two rapids of note on the river and during most of the year, both are between a level one and a level two (depending upon the water level) on a scale of 1-6, where six, is a death wish. There are several neat sections of this river, each make a nice day canoe trip. There is camping @ Copper River State Campground, for a small fee, as well as housing (motels, trailers for rent and private campgrounds) in the town of Brule (located on Highway 2, approximately a half hour east of Superior, WI. ). One year, as we were running Lenroot Ledges, during major flood, with snow and ice still along the banks of the river, we stopped to allow a canoe carrying two people to finish their run before we started. They had almost completed the rapids, both raising their paddles parallel above their heads, pumping them up and down while yelling in celebration. Just @ that moment, the last standing wave caught them unawares; popping them both straight up out of their canoe and several feet into the air, like toast out of a toaster. There they hung, in the kneeling position, while their canoe moved out from underneath them, before dropping them into the ice-cold river water! My husband and I met on a blind date, when friends knew we were both looking for canoeing partners and the Bois Brule River is where we perfected many of our skills as a whitewater canoeing team. Over the years, we have run this section many times, just for the memories and we have taken a lot of friends and family down this river to teach them how to canoe. For beginners, or history buffs, consider a canoe trip down the upper stretch of the river, called the Presidential Section (with a take out just above Highway 2) to look @ the buildings built during the Depression. Several of our presidents including Coolidge (if I remember correctly) have stayed in a lodge and enjoyed the fishing on this section of river, although on this section there are multiple homes that are breathtaking. Little Joe’s is the only rapids on this section, it is close to the take-out and is a simple straight forward run, down through a set of bouncy waves. We have even met people who pole this stretch of river, standing upright in their canoe. Be sure to check the take-out onto Lake Superior, even if you don't canoe all the way down there, you can drive along the river to the lake. It is a great place for a campfire using driftwood you find along the beach, you can cook your supper over the coals and enjoy the sunset over the lake. Just be sure you put the fire out and clean up after yourself, so that others can enjoy the same pristine beach that you found. If others haven't been that kind to you, follow the Girl Scout rule to leave a place as good or better than you found it. Another option for supper, after a fun day of canoeing, is to check out the pizza in the small town of Iron River, a few miles east of Brule, where they have a café/pizza joint with inexpensive, delicious food. You can discuss your river run in detail while you enjoy an ice-cold pitcher of pop or beer. This town also has a winery and bakery, as well as an A & W root beer place. There is another large motel here, if you are unable to find housing closer to the river. After you have mastered all the rapids on the Bois Brule River, another good rapids with which to improve your skills, are the rapids below the bridge @ St. Croix Falls. Our canoe club, the Cascaders, use to set up a slalom course in those rapids that will really give your whitewater skills a workout! There are several good books on the Whitewater Rivers on Northwestern Wisconsin, most of which describe the rapids of the Bois Brule River in detail. Be sure to check these out, as they provide a lot of information on how long the various sections take to run, the locations of put-in/take-out and good descriptions of the rapids. Some of the books have laminated pages, so you can have the maps and directions with you on the river when you are first learning.

Sewalls Falls
A Falls in Merrimack, New Hampshire
my friends and i saw the giant log that destroyed the dam float by.we were out late at the east concord river bank.the aquatic booms were incredible.then we saw giant timbers floating by.the next morning we road dirt bikes up to see.the water was blasting through the breach up thirty feet also straight through fifty feet.the water level had dropped so much fish of every kind were flopping in the mud.we walked out and touched the water as it shot up and out.two of us climbed down into the cribbing.aconcord monitor photographer came along andasked us what happened.he took many photos of the loss of this dam.

Cox Crossing School (historical)
A School in Laclede, Missouri
Cox Crossing School is on land owned by Joel Cox, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Cox. Joel's male siblings were William, Lemuel, Gallant, and Samuel. It is suspected that many of the family are buried in the Bear Creek Cemetery where William is buried and near where Samuel Sr. and William owned land on Rt. 66.

American Legion Camp
A Locale in Sullivan, New York
I am trying to search a history on the American Legion Children's Camp of Sullivan county, New York. My mom and Dad were caretakers for the camp from 1948-1956. I was a young lad at the time living there.It was great in the summer months (July for boys and August for girls..It I remember, there was 8 cabins a quanset for dining a pool..The American Legion from New York City Sponsored the camp for kids to go there for the summer months..There were a lot of kids, and staff went to the camp for many years. Anyone out there who remembers any fine memories, would be fine to read them. My sister sent me and e-mail today and say she has some pictures of the camp activities..I am going to try and get copies from her ..

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