Monday, October 27, 2008

My World #2

This is the second posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Tom, Ivar, Wren, Sandy, Mac and myself. I would like you to check out what we have to offer in the opportunity to show our world to you and we would like to see your world.

On the main post I showed the upstream view of the Cuyahoga River and here is the downstream view. In this view you can see Arch Dam which was done in 2003. This was modified for water quality considerations. The designers did a really nice job with the modifications. You can see that the railroad tracks that I talked about in the opening runs along side the river on this lower then road level.

This is a boulder on the upstream side of the Main Street bridge.
This is the view further up the river near the Brady's Leap area. The water is being aerated instead of flowing stagnant behind the dam.
There are still several pieces of stonework left from the canal days.
Here is another large cut stone from that time along the side of the river bank.

The river was a really important part of Kent history and I'm glad I am able to share the Cuyahoga River today.

72 comments:

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

It should be magnificent travel along that river with very beautiful scenery

Darla said...

I agree, I am glad you got to share that as well, I love the railroad tracks bt the water. I thought this post went up on Tuesdays?

Tommy v said...

nice post looks like a great place

The Birdlady said...

Very interesting and lovely, Tom..

ewok1993 said...

Looks like a nice place to walk and enjoy nature. Very interesting post.

CIELO said...

Beautiful blog.... just discovered you and will come back again...

cielo

Louise said...

Thanks for sharing this. It is beautiful and interesting. I love to watch watch moving.

NCmountainwoman said...

Interesting pictures and post. I also loved the Buckeye from before.

Warren Baker said...

Hi FG. All very interesting again. Who or what was the river named after? Is it a native american name?

Sara G said...

Great post and beautiful pictures!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! Cayuhoga must be an Indian name, yes? Lovely river and very nice photos. ;-)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I love moving water! It just makes for such a scenic walk and you captured it so nicely!

Blessings,
Lacy

kjpweb said...

Great followup on the main intro!
Good work, Tom!
Cheers, Klaus

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing the Cuyahoga River!It's very interesting what we get to read and see all over the world.

david mcmahon said...

How interesting that there are leftover stone cuts around the area.

Marie said...

Very nice post!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

hi oh how pretty I would love to hike the and the forests in Ohio are something i would love to see more of and the historical buildings--Thanks

walk2write said...

I love the sense of history placed alongside movement that your post evokes. Time seems fluid here.

Rambling Woods said...

My daughter did her graduate work and got her PhD from Kent State (this year) so we made many trips to Ohio. Beautiful nature in that area. Thanks for sharing that..Michelle..

Twisted Fencepost said...

It's been a long time since I heard the name of that river. Most people don't know how it's pronounced.
Love those shots of the river and the narrative about it.

Ivar Ivrig said...

An interesting post. Well done. Have a nice week, Tom

WillThink4Wine said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely river and some of it's history! I love that some of the original stone work and boulders remain.

babooshka said...

You do live in a lovely part of the world. Flowing water is a favourite image of mine to capture.

imac said...

Bril post Fishing Guy, really enjoyed reading.

Maria said...

Nice pictures of the river, and the railroad tracks! And informative! Thank you for sharing!

Migs CFL fan said...

Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

I enjoyed seeing and learning more about this river. Fascinating post and I always love to see railroad tracks for some reason.

Jeanne said...

Very cool. My husband would love being there near the railroad tracks, he loves trains. I'm fascinated by that dam.

TSannie said...

Incredible the beauty to see here in our US of A. Thank you for the river tour, FG. The water quality modification was very well done. Lovely!

Wren said...

Very cool. I've actually been on those train tracks, taking the scenic tour of the Cuyahoga Valley with the Wren-laws.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I'm enjoying your world!

Pernille said...

This is a very interesting post. Beautiful photos too!:)

It looks like a very nice place to take a walk:)

heartbeats said...

hello, wish you have a nice day!!

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for sharing this piece of history and the great photos. I liked it a lot.

Come visit anytime,
Troy and Martha

#2, Big Bend, is posted
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Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very nice views, the railroad next to the water is a great contrast

TSannie said...

Your My World introduction? Excellent!

Arija said...

Love your river post, both here and on the My World header. Thanks for the historical information as well. I'm impressed that the water is airated to keep it sweet, nice to see it bubbling and churning.

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

chrome3d said...

That looks like a great scenic train ride.

Guyahoga makes me think of R.E.M.-song from their fabulous album Life´s Rich Pageant. Never knew what it was before.

Pietro said...

A really splendid trip along that river! Great series of pictures.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I enjoyed your post. It's always nice to see care taken to preserve our waterways.

fishing guy said...

Warren / Chrome:
Cuyahoga is an Indian word that means crooked river because it flows in a U shape (S / W / N to Lake Erie). REM did base their song about the Cuyahoga River.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Ah... fascinating post!!
I love the train tracks.. I am sure you know that!!
The river is absolutely awesome... very neat to learn about it!

gen/entry here said...

Yes its true the design did a good job it looks very creative and pretty. TC

TCKK said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of the Cuyahoga River.

tipper said...

Love the old pieces of stone-and the railroad tracks!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Must be nice to travel by train and look out of the window at the river. Nice shots. Thanks for sharing this part of your world.
:-)

Mary said...

It looks like a beautiful and clean river. Seems there are always railroad tracks following the rivers...guess that makes sense. Do you fish here?

Shellmo said...

I liked the composition of the railroad tracks next to the river - very nice!

kjpweb said...

Good post - complimenting your intro on MyWorld!
I have to make sure to stop by in Kent, if I ever get to go to Ohio!
Cheers, Klaus

The Tile Lady said...

Great post, Fishing Guy! Loved the photos on the main page of That's My World Tuesday and also what you have posted here. It has an interesting history, and looks like an interesting place to visit with lots of great views of the water to enjoy. Thanks so much for helping me out with my logo (I was successful with your great directions!) Take care, and thanks again to all of you My Worlders for creating this meme!
Marie

auringonkukka =) said...

BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND PHOTO have a nice week!

Gattina said...

Was a nice virtual sightseeing for me ! I really like this "game" so many places to see in the world !

Ms. Hays said...

You're not lying, they REALLY DID do a nice job w/ the construction! Your world is nice and that looks like a nice place to sit, relax, and read a book right there on the steps waterside!

Carole said...

Wonderful pictures. I love especially the one with the railroad tracks beside the river.

Gretchen said...

I'll be in your area tomorrow. Would be interesting to look it up. Thanks for the new meme!

mirage2g said...

The railroad tracks by the river is surely a nice view....also a great view travelling there.

Enjoy and thanks for sharing your part of the world...also for your visit and comment.

Gramma L said...

Water and the railroad, two very important things in the earlier days as means of transportation. Still important today.

Leena said...

Very interesting to read and see those photos, thank you for the post!

Tanya said...

Absolutely beautiful pics!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Quite beautiful photography.

maryt/theteach said...

This is a beautiful series of this river in Kent! Thanks, fishing guy! :)

Lew said...

Very nice sequence of photos of the Cuyahoga! It must have been a busy river back in the middle of 1800's. The canals they build back then were amazing accomplishments. Thanks for your comment on My World.

Sailor Girl said...

This Meme is wonderful!!! Good job!!!!

Carletta said...

I remember this from something way back! You've included the railroad tracks this time.
Lovely photos!
Congrats on the spotlight again this week - you are a busy guy my friend!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for sharing the history of this place. You sure have brought the past into the present and taken me along with you. That's a neat place.

Larry D said...

This is an interesting place, looks great in your photo!

antigoni said...

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Susan said...

Sorry, didnt get here untill Wednesday. I enjoyed your canal pictures, looks like an interesting area.
I love your squirrils and friends posted today!

T and S said...

I love rivers since there always a lot of life, especially wildlife, close to the river and that railway track running by the river side is should be really pleasing.

Dina said...

Love those stones!

piedmontperspective said...

Another great series of photos! I have a good friend who lives in Cuyahoga County, but he's not the outdoors type so I never get any pictures from him. When you have time, I would love to hear about your Hickory (NC) connection!