Guide to the Tellico River and Bald River Falls, Monroe County, Tennessee, Photographs, circa 1925

Summary Information

Title: Tellico River and Bald River Falls, Monroe County, Tennessee, Photographs, circa 1925
Collection: AC.474
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection includes nine black and white photographs of the Tellico River and Bald River Falls in Monroe, County, Tennessee. Many of the photographs include personal, handwritten notes.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tellico River rises in the Unicoi Range of mountains near the Tennessee - North Carolina state line. As the river flows west, it is joined by its major tributaries the Bald River and the North River. The river meanders through a mountain gorge before reaching the broad fertile plains of Tellico Plains in Monroe County. It is a tributary of the Little Tennessee River. The Tellico Dam impounds the lower reaches of the Tellico River and Little Tennessee River into the Tellico Reservoir, locally known as Tellico Lake.

The Tellico River is nationally recognized as a premiere trout stream, renowned for brook, brown, and rainbow trout. Trout habitat requirements include water temperatures below 68 degrees, heavy oxygenation and clean, clear water, and these conditions prevail in the Tellico River corridor. Bald River and North River, tributaries of the Tellico, are managed as wild trout streams with brown, rainbow and brook trout.

The Bald River is a major tributary of Tellico River. Just before it empties into the Tellico RIver, Bald River runs over a large waterfall, Bald River Falls, reported to be from 80-100 feet tall. The falls are easily visible from a bridge across the river, on the scenic Tellico River Road (FS210), at about 6 miles from its start off the Cherohala Skyway. The falls are considered to be the most impressive and scenic waterfall in East Tennessee. (Information from the following website: www.tellico-plains.com)

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of nine black and white photographs of the Tellico River and Bald River Falls in Monroe County, Tennessee. Three picture a man near/in the water and the others are nature shots. Most have personal notes handwritten on backs. The photographs are approximately 3x4.

Arrangement

As photographs are not dated, there is no formal arrangement.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2009. Accession number AC.2009.005

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, July 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.474: Tellico River and Bald River Falls, Monroe County, Tennessee, Photographs (black and white), W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Photographs, circa 1925 ACSC_Box 22, Folder 2