click on photo for a larger version
I just had a few minutes to hop off the Interstate while on a return trip from Murfressboro. I got out of the car and grabbed this shot as it started to rain. Exploration of the downstream side will have to wait on another trip.
Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.