At the narrowest place in Pacelot gorge on highway
176 between Tryon and Melrose, where the road crosses
the river twice within a short distance, is a steep cliff overhanging
the river. It is called "Calf Rock."
Mr. C. O. Hearon spoke of the rock between the double
bridges up the mountain just before you get to Melrose
Park. I don't think this rock cliff had a name until it got
its present name. Baxter Johnson told me he remembered
his Uncle Joe Johnson telling about the cow with a young
calf on the side of the mountain above the cliff. The calf
fell off over this cliff into Pacelot River. The cow, like all
other cows, a fool about her calf, started to follow the calf
and she went over the cliff too. Both were killed. This has
been called Calf Rock ever since.
Now maybe Mr. Hearon can tell me how another rock
got i t s name. In the Green River there is a big rock in the
edge of the river with a man's foot print on it. It is a perfect
track, just like a man had set his foot in cement. There are
his toes, instep and heel. This is called "Devil's Track."
I would like to know how it got its name. I have seen this
There is a place on up Green River called "Fish Top."
The river is so narrow at this point one can jump across.
All these places are in Polk County.