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Ducktown Basin Museum

We visited this museum without knowing what it was about. We were just looking for a bit of history for where we were staying. Turns out this area was mined for copper and literally turned into a red desert due to the biproducts in the air. They started rehabbing the land over 25 years ago and they are finally at 96% for water clarity and 100% for land rehab. Visit the website to see the pictures. It was very interesting. They were selected for the rafting portion of the Olympics, because their waterways could be disturbed because it was considered a dead river at that time. The Olympics Committee had rocks moved and made a course as they wished since they weren't disrupting vegetative, fish or bug life. It's quite shocking to see the pictures of the landscape living in Tennessee and knowing the beauty that is here.



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