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5.04.2007

The Road To Jacksboro Is Green And Beautiful



Lake Bridgeport, uh, not so much.

10 comments:

Annie Jokely said...

Is the water in the lake up to normal right now, or still low? I haven't been home in awhile. Post more pictures of Lake B'port - it's beautiful to me. I don't care what anyone says.

Anonymous said...

Close up pictures of green trees look a lot more green and beautiful than taking a picture of the same kind of trees from a couple miles away. I would think the hills and trees in the distance on the lake picture might look nice if a person was standing next to them or driving right by them. A lake is not supposed to be green.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the route thru Chico to Jacksboro..........much prettier, and you don't have to worry about those RAB POlice, nor the Nazi-Cam in Rhome on the range.

I've even seen some pretty wildlife at times - besides the armadillos and deer - some weird lookin' antlered thingys held captive behind those really tall fences.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I live in West Texas now, and what I miss the most is the big climb up the hill from Wise into Jack county To the south is the area Ialways called "Broccoli Mountain" because the green tops of the trees were almost flourescent green and looked like broccoli tops. *SIGH*
Can you post of pic of those sometime?

BSG said...

3:16. You're right. There is a striking contrast between the dark green trees and the light green trees. I was really trying to capture that as I sped down the road. Didn't quite pull it off.

Anonymous said...

Lake Bridgeport is still 7.75 feet low. They figure this from the amount of feet above sea level. What with sea level rising (due to global warming) and the lake filling with millions of tons of silt I don't know what full really means anymore. Anyway, the lake will be a swamp within 100 years - enjoy it while you can.

Anonymous said...

The lake is slightly less than 8 ft. below spillway which is a damn site better that it was about two months ago when it was down 18 ft. Of course if you really wanted to see it down, you should have been there in the early Spring of '57 when the only water was in the channel directly in front of the dam. Big flood in May of that year filled it back up in less than a week kinda like it did when the rains came in Oct. of '81 and it was 4 1/2 ft over the spillway after having been down 33 ft. the week before.

Anonymous said...

I was told this lake was built during the depression. Does anybody know when it was really built or any other interesting info. And another thing is how come nobody has ever built a nice restaurant on this lake? Barry you should sell some of that software stock that tanked on you and put one in.

Anonymous said...

The dam was built during the '30's and raised higher in the 60's (I think). As for restaurants, there are darned few. The catfish place in Lake Bridgeport recently burned down (arson suspected) and the one in Runaway Bay, "My Place on the Lake" recently closed for who knows what reason. Maybe you or Barry could reopen this one and really make something of yourselves.

Annie Jokely said...

Thanks for the lake level info ya'll. Is that old place "El Chico Lodge" still open out there at Wise Co. park? I'll never figure out why no one has opened a decent place to eat out at the lake. I'm 33 and all my life I've heard people say, "that lake out there will attract a lot of new business development in the area some day...."