Reelfoot Lake


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Staying in love after the honeymoon

The Jackson Sun

Date: 1/20/2017 4:32:00 AM

A couple of years ago, my wife and I took an enjoyable day trip with our “senior saints” at church to Reelfoot Lake, located in Lake and Obion counties in northwest Tennessee. Interestingly enough, at 20.31 square miles (or approximately 18,000 acres

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Hotels in Tiptonville

Date: 1/18/2017 5:47:00 PM

Beds were comfortable. Older hotel but fine for the cost. 2.0 out of 5.0 Situated in Tiptonville, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Campbell's Point and within 6 mi (10 km) of Reelfoot Lake State Park and Reelfoot Lake. Lake Isom ... Situated in Hayti

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New Novel by Former Judge Rings with Authenticity in Tale of Murder, Justice

Date: 1/17/2017 7:19:00 AM

They don’t seem to have any obvious connection, and the motive for the murders isn’t apparent, but their brutal, execution-style slayings on Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee make it clear their deaths were no accident. An anonymous tip leads to the

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Amazing Geographical Facts

Date: 1/15/2017 10:46:00 AM

Some parts of the Dingo Fence are lit at night using fluorescent lamps. 16. Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee was created due to the impact of three earthquakes, which occurring in 1811 and 1812, measured around 8 on the Richter Scale. Image Source

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Dorena-Hickman Ferry Halts Service Due to High Winds

Date: 1/10/2017 12:11:00 PM

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry provides a link for commuters and farmers, as well as providing access to the nearby Reelfoot Lake Recreation Area in western Tennessee. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry operates at Mississippi River navigation mile point 922.0. For more

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• Surface Area: 15,500 Acres
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee. Much of it is more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches connecting basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin. Reelfoot Lake is noted for its bald cypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles, and is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park.

Since 1930 water levels in the lake have been somewhat regulated by the construction and operation of a spillway at the southern end of the lake.

Until 2003, Reelfoot was the world's only legal commercial fishery for crappie, which was served in restaurants located near the shore.

The lake is said to be named for a legendary Indian chief who had a deformed foot and was called "Reelfoot" by the white settlers, but this is yet to be proven. In Irvin S. Cobb's story "Fishhead," written in 1911, it was claimed that the lake "[took] its name from a fancied resemblance in its outline to the splay, reeled foot of a cornfield negro."
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