From the Archives November 19, 2017

Narrows of the Harpeth, 1938

Seen here is none other than the Narrows of the Harpeth Boxwell. This is an aerial photo taken in 1938 by the Tennessee Department of Conservation.

Named for the “narrow” space formed from the five mile long loop seen near the bottom of the photo, the Narrows of the Harpeth was the location of Boxwell from 1930-1948. If you look just aboe the Narrows you will will a cleared area running perpendicular to the river, almost connecting it. This is the camp itself.

The Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge of the OA was founded this year. In the cleared space just below the Narrows–right in the middle of the loop in the river–is the site of OA Ordeal.

Photo from Tennessee State Library and Archives
Dept. of Conservation Photograph Collection
Negative: CV591
Accession No.: RG 82
File Location: Box 73, File 13

Narrows, aerial

Aerial photo of the Narrows of the Harpeth, Tennessee Department of Conservation, 1938

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