The Oostanaula River pushes over stone (I suspect a part of the Rome fault) near the site of Major Ridge's famous ferry of the late 1700s and early 1800s. I doubt that the Cherokee chief and trader ever saw the river quite this low. If it had been this shallow in May of 1864, it may not have given the Confederates on Myrtle Hill much protection from "Uncle Billy" Sherman and his troops. I wonder if there are any archeological efforts being pursued to take advantage of the exposed banks of the rivers around Rome. I took this shot during a walk with Sheila last week.