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To: MHGinTN
And just think, the natives to this continent could have that glorious light show on any given night just about anywhere ane hundred yards from the camp fire!

And then be the main course for some cougar who was also out admiring the stars. :)

There was a reason our ancestors feared the night.

39 posted on 07/13/2011 6:29:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

From my front porch I have a ridge that blocks my view of the Smokies toward North Carolina. That ridge is called ‘Indian Ridge’ and it was used by the Indians as a ‘highway’ into and out of the Appalachian chain of mountains where the great Cherokee Nation held regular meetings. It is said that a trail running along the spine of the ridge was a ‘trotting path’ along which traveling Indians ran to and from meetings, etc. The interesting thing about those runs were they were done even at night, by Moonlight or Starlight. D. Boone learned the trick from friendly Indians. It is sadi that runnig the paths caused not as friendly iIndians to leave the man alone because they figfured the runner had to be Indian. Near my home there is a trickling creek, Carroll Creek, which in Boone’s time was a more formidable stream. D. Boone left the ridge one evening during a run and Indians chased him. He hid under falls in that creek not a mile from my house.


40 posted on 07/13/2011 6:47:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
From my front porch I have a ridge that blocks my view of the Smokies toward North Carolina. That ridge is called ‘Indian Ridge’ and it was used by the Indians as a ‘highway’ into and out of the Appalachian chain of mountains where the great Cherokee Nation held regular meetings. It is said that a trail running along the spine of the ridge was a ‘trotting path’ along which traveling Indians ran to and from meetings, etc. The interesting thing about those runs were they were done even at night, by Moonlight or Starlight. D. Boone learned the trick from friendly Indians. It is said that running the paths caused not as friendly Indians to leave the man alone because they figured the runner had to be Indian. Near my home there is a trickling creek, Carroll Creek, which in Boone's time was a more formidable stream. D. Boone left the ridge one evening during a run and Indians chased him. He hid under falls in that creek not a mile from my house.
41 posted on 07/13/2011 6:49:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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