This news is very exciting to me. My family owned hundreds of acres around Walden's Ridge when my gggrandmother, Mary Jane Kelly, inherited it from her first husband, Daniel Jones, and then some adjoining property from her second husband, Mr. Varner. I loved the area and couldn't be more pleased by its inclusion in the 300 mile Cumberland Trail. I have no idea why I chose to look up Walden's Ridge on my computer today - just had a passing fancy to find out what has happened since I attended 10th grade at Tyner High way back in 1949/50. That was a happy year for me (even though I did get "caught" by a fish hook and had to be rescued)! It was scary having the barb cut off and the hook pulled out while floating on my back. Still, I was sad when my mother decided we would move back to Washington, D. C.
Elizabeth (Betty) Bower