Monday, February 8, 2010

Sowashee Creek

The name Sowashee is Choctaw meaning “Mad River.” The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit signed in 1830 opened the area to white settlers, however for hundreds of years the Native Americans enjoyed the benefits of the Sowashee for maintaining their villages with plenty of large mouth bass and blue gill, drinking water, and all other water needs.

Attribution: Ann McKee, The Meridian Star.

In a meeting in June 2009 according to Mayor Smith, "Though the water was once raw sewage, what you're trying to (currently) pump into Sowashee is water that is as good or better than what is currently in the Sowashee." per The Meridian Star

Photo taken in March 2009
What is this fellow doing? I have no idea.

This old pony truss bridge supposedly spanned Sowashee Creek on the Old Marion-Russell Road... a long time ago. Hard to tell.

Back when this was taken I guess the name was spelled Souwashie or maybe spelling was not the photographer's strong suit.

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