Montgomery Bell Tunnel
Painting - Watercolor And Ink
I sketched this from life in ink in 2016. Kingston Springs, Tennessee. I painted it from memory 2021. The Narrows of the Harpeth is a place where the Harpeth River loops back around and follows its self for almost a mile. Montgomery Bell came up with the idea of building a tunnel through the high ridge and let the river flow back unto itself and form a source of power along the way. With the use of slaves Bell created the tunnel which powered an iron foundry. I used to walk through the tunnel before the land was transferred over to the State of Tennessee. The tunnel was built in 1819 and is 290 feet long.
September 7th, 2021
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