Requiem for a dam
The dismantling of the Woolen Mills dam was supposed to go slow. At 10am Wednesday a few blocks were missing, but by 5pm, the midsection of the historic dam was in rubble. Since the dam's demise has become imminent, a steady stream of folks have been hiking down the Rivanna Trail for one last look and to pay their respects. Yesterday, one of those visitors came too late. "It's been here all my life," the man remarked to the Hook. "It's like a member of my family."