The French founded a colony at Mayport Florida in 1686 or so called Fort Caroline. They also sent parties into the interior looking for gold. They came into East Tennessee.
What they found was copper. The Indians that traded in the region could not really distinguish between copper they had seen and gold that was merely described to them
Lekson’s rule applies....... distance is not a problem
Oddly, I searched Lekson’s rule and the fifth entry that came up on google was the message I’m here responding to. Forgive my ignorance, but what’s Lekson’s rule?
Very interesting about the French fort and about the copper and gold.