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Old 06-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Jim Casada Jim Casada is offline
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Flyman--Thanks for the photo. I don't know tht the bridge actually cost a million bucks, but that's what locals always call it. The old low-water concrete crossing may indeed have been an accident waiting to happen in high water, but it was better than the simple ford which preceded it.
Thoughts of Straight Fork bring to mind the old-time name for one of its feeders (I don't think you'll find it on modern maps). It was Kaiser Creek, now known, if memory serves, as Balsam Corner Creek. Anyway, the name Kaiser Creek came from the comment of a logger when the entire Straight Fork watershed was being logged. When they got into the steep, rugged terrain of the feeder, he said: "This is as rough as the old German Kaiser." Keep in mind that this was shortly after the conclusion of World War I.
Incidentally, call it Kaiser Creek or something else, the place is and long has been a grand destination for specks
Jim Casada
P. S. There's a photo of Straight Fork in my book shortly after the logging took place. The landscape is devastated. Even when I was a boy the area at Round Bottom, now graced by mature trees, was open fields and a prime place to pick wild strawberries. Give nature a half century and she can heal grievous wounds.
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