The road to the mansion at St Emma used to share common access from the highway with the road to St Francis de Sales. The access road made a Y: turning left crossed Deep Creek and soon arrived at the mansion; turning right went to St Francis de Sales. I was told the bridge washed away during a storm...I don't remember which storm, I'm guessing it was Hurricane Camille in August 1969. Instead of rebuilding the bridge, access to the mansion was added from the main road. One quarter of a mile upstream from this site is a dam, built by...I don't know but I'm guessing the schools. I'm told that the students would occasionally go swimming in the pond at the dam. During an interview of a St Francis de Sales alum, John Plashal asked about swimming and the lady said they would splash their hands in the water to scare away the water moccasins! Hmmm, I probably won't go back, I am not a fan of snakes.