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Swimming holes in Blacklick
Creek, before sulphur-polluted

It was my privilege to be able to swim in Blacklick Creek before Revloc mine was opened and sulphur entered into the creek from that mine.

Above where Heisley Mine sulphur water entered the creek were three or four swimming holes. There was Belly Button, and Butternut. These two may have been the same hole. Next was Mexican (this is where I always went swimming) and Nine Footer, near the old Chemical Works.

After these places were turned into sulpher water we dammed the water in the trout stream that flowed along the streetcar tracks. We always called it trout stream, but I am wondering if this is not the same place that was later called Bath Tub?

George Dilling

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