Indian Lore and Rafters GaloreChattanooga TN to Charlotte NC
We started the day with a very touching letterbox in Chattanooga at a memorial for unborn children. The box was a tribute by two parents to their miscarried infant. A sobering way to begin the day and a sweet way for this couple to share their remembrance of their child.
Sadly, the letterbox associated with this giant had gone missing. Landscapers had been busy in the area where the box had been hidden, whacking off sheltering limbs and clearing out tree needles, mulch, and other hiding materials.
In her later years, Nancy Ward opened an inn in southeastern Tennessee along the banks of the Ocoee River. She died in 1822 before her people were forcibly removed from their remaining lands in the Trail of Tears. She and her son Five Killer and brother Long Fellow are buried near the site of the inn, and that is where we found the letterbox dedicated to her memory.
|Nancy Ward grave site|
|Ken with "Big"|
|"Fill the Jugs" a nearby sign encouraged.|
|The Appalachian Trail crosses the Nantahala River|
|US-74 through the mountains of North Carolina|
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