Documentary on Caney Creek set for July 12, 13
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CANEY CREEK did not have roads, but they had a trolley to transport its residents.
CANEY CREEK did not have roads, but they had a trolley to transport its residents.
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Twenty-one-year-old Will Moore and his parents Ron and Debbie have made a 45-minute documentary about Caney Creek Village.

The village was located near Ocoee Powerhouse No. 2 on the Ocoee River in Polk County.

The workers of the powerhouse and flume line lived in the isolated mountains but had electricity, concrete sidewalks and indoor plumbing.

The village had no roads or cars, but had a trolley, hotel, school and a tennis court. Six former residents were interview to tell the story of Caney Creek Village.

The documentary was written and narrated by Debbie Moore, filmed by Will Moore and edited by Ron Moore.

Original music was written and played by John Cook.

The documentary has been given an Award of Distinction from the East Tennessee Historical Society.

A free viewing of the 45- minute documentary will be held at Gee Creek Campground Amphitheater, on Spring Creek Road in Delano, starting at 9:15 p.m. on July 12 and July 13.

Copies of the DVD and a book written by Debbie Moore will be available at the viewing. They are also available at the Polk County News, The Museum Center at Five Points and the Copper Basin Museum.