Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Great Grandpa's Sad Adventure

A record of the old Panorama / Cyclorma of the Battle of Missionary Ridge - no longer in existence.

Read about my Grandpa's Sad Adventure HERE

They call it Missionary Ridge just to the North and East of Chattanooga because that was the boundary the Indians set up to stop the Bible toting missionaries from bothering the Native Americans in the Tennessee River Valley. Well, that did not work out so well. The Bibles got through. The Crackers got through, and years later the Indians wound up in Oklahoma, if they made it that far. CONTINUED ...

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lewis and Clark's Air Gun

I LOVED the book "Undaunted Courage" about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I read it years ago but I may need to read it again because I really hope to cross over more of the trails from that expedition in the next year or two.  We Have visited Lewis' later route up the Natchez Trace to the place where he ended his own troubled life, only a few years after his greatest achievement. It is eerie to examine the lives of great heroes of America and find the texture of history all woven in. This air rifle is history. The presentation here is one you will enjoy.