Sunday, February 24, 2008

Helton Creek Falls postcard



Helton Creek Falls is in Union County, at the foot of Blood Mountain*, near where my Hunter relatives and ancestors lived. It is close to Vogel State Park. Before there was a Vogel State Park or the lake at the park, that were the farmlands of the Reece family, which are Hunter descendants also. One of the members of the Reece family, Byron Hubert Reece, He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and earned two Guggenheim awards. He took his own life.

*One time when the boys were still boys we stayed about a week in a cabin on Blood Mountain. Then we found Helton Creek Falls.

*Also Blood Mountain was in the news lately, as a possible murder sight of Meredith Emerson, which Gary Hilton, confessed to which he is believed to have committed in Dawson County – nor Union County.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

That's a really pretty place!

9:25 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
And it is a nice local swimming hole too. When we came upon it, a local family with several kids were having a ball swimming and splashing.

2:31 AM  

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