Whenever I get back to Tyrone (which seems to be less frequent as I get older), I like to visit my boyhood home and stomping grounds at Hundred Springs. I can't imagine a better place to grow up. We were very lucky to have spent our childhood here. Eventually, I'll put together a 100 Springs folder that will cover all my visits.
For now you can find my album "Little Rascals of 100 Springs", about growing up in the 40's and 50's by clicking Here
-Cascade Bill Mooseker
Date(s): August 2016. Album by Cascade Bill. 1 - 23 of 23 Total. 236 Visits.
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enlarge 221KB, 1024x768 2 DSC01681 Looking back towards the pumping station from the crest of the dam.
enlarge 139KB, 1024x768 3 DSC01682 The dam still has trout in it - you can see two lunkers here.
enlarge 94KB, 1024x768 4 DSC01683 A big trout and his shadow.
enlarge 264KB, 1024x768 5 DSC01684 Looking toward the end of the dam.
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The main spring - the concrete is eroding and there is a lot of blowdown. It used to be a lot more inviting.
One day I'll post a series of pictures of how this has changed through the years: 201120082003
enlarge 87.69MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 7 2016-08-29 001 Main spring 01.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Main Spring.
enlarge 287KB, 1024x768 8 DSC01686 This spring is where I trapped the Raccoon in my story: The Raccoon
enlarge 52.21MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 9 2016-08-29 003 Watercress Spring.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. I call the the "Watercress Spring" as it has always had a lot of watercress in it.
enlarge 143KB, 1024x768 10 DSC01687 Some "Bluebells" along the way.
enlarge 320KB, 1024x768 11 DSC01688 The "road" is completely grown over. This is a little bit above the "Pipe".
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The old bridge over the "Little Stream" from the days of the "Hundred Springs Park" back in the 1890's and early 1900's.
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Walking the Pipe - Used to do this all the time when I was a kid. We even crawled through the pipe at times.
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View of the dam from the Hundred Springs Road. I didn't walk along this wall this year (I did in 2011) but at 73, maybe that's a good thing.
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This spot along the wall is always pretty "hairy" - you have to step down. There was a raccoon foot print in the concrete but it has weathered so much that it is just a spall pocket now.
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Start of the Hundred Springs Road - there used to be a concrete watering trough here that one and all would stop and get a drink of the wonderful Hundred Springs water. It had to be removed when the possibility of being sued outweighed 100+ years of people drinking the water. I always had a drink here when I returned.
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This is a hole that leads to the tunnel carrying the creek from the dam to the Juniata River. When I was a kid you could climb down to the pipe that carried the "Little Stream" and then down to a concrete wall. I guess someone was afraid that somebody would fall in and put up the railing and then decided to put in the grating to cover the opening. A true "Belt and Suspenders" type of solution to what we never saw as a problem.
enlarge 239KB, 1024x768 18 DSC01693 The old homestead from the bridge over the creek from the dam.
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I took this shot to show the 4 pine trees that used to be where my neighbor Butch Snyder had a picnic spot. Back then the trees were about as tall as the main house.
enlarge 326KB, 768x1024 20 DSC01695 The maple tree in front of the house is still majestic.
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The old coal bunkers are showing signs of decay. Compare to a picture from 1955. Also, all of Butch's outbuildings are long gone.
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Looking down the road towards Birmingham - Many changes over the years. No more barn and those trees at the center were not there back then. Too bad about the barn - it should have been designated a historic structure as it was constructed using wooden pegs instead of nails. Here is this view looked in 1956.
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Our front door. There used to be a row of stones marking the edge of the road that you can see in this photo but they've pretty much disappeared today.