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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Week Four–Dunn Falls, Mississippi

On my way to Dunn Falls Water Park located in South Lauderdale County, Mississippi along the Chunky River. Created by John Dunn in the 1850's the waterfall is 65 feet. 

This view is typical of the two lane highways in Mississippi. Very picturesque with hills, curves and lots of trees lining the road. Since you can’t see beyond the trees, you never know what’s back there!
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I inadvertently took the back road (if you could call it that) down the hill to Dunn Falls. Just off this “road” is a very small, primitive campground. There were two families staying there for the weekend.
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Fortunately, this area provided enough space to turn the truck around. However, at this point I was not too impressed.
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Then this wonderful 1865 historic grist mill with some of the original equipment. This mill was moved in 1987 from Cave Spring, Georgia and reconstructed on the site of John Dunn's original mill. The front of the mill.

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Some of the original equipment.

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The back of the mill.
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Steps down to the falls.


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This is the actual entrance on the highway to the Falls, I was pleased that I experienced the back road that ended at the mill. From the front entrance to the mill it is a pretty long hike. 

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This is what should be  feeding the falls. There is construction and there are no falls. When they are finished some time toward the end of 2015, the falls should be in place again. Back once again to provide fishing, swimming and canoeing
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