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Old 06-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #1666
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I hope it was nice and cool back in there. I don't know if that road connects back anywhere but Gatlinburg. Shall we start calling you Dr. Frankenstein now that you've brought life back to this game?
Ha! Dr. Frakenaarrff on the move again It was nice this morning early when I headed for Ashfrancisco for the NC tag but by the time I got to Gatlinburg, it was darn hot! It was not real cool in there either but better than in with the herds in town. There is no thru road into the park from there as right north of there is Mt.LeCont. It is a nice loop motor road tho if you catch it early in the am bfore the parade starts. I thought about a loop and coming back on TN 32 or something but it was so darn hot, I just ducked right back in the park and puttered along with the Old Farts, RV Wagon, and Tourista Parade. I finally got through Cherokee and ran west over to Bryson City to my fav BBQ spot just on the east side of town. Ok, lets see what I might find to aggravate everybody with....

Correction: LeCont is more like east or south east of the Ogle Farm....duh!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #1667
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Wow...I forgot that Gaelic Ale was in my tank bag

Ok, on the serious note, this large fountain was built in 1885 on the lawn of the Round Knob Hotel in memory of 120 men who perished while constructing this treacherous section of the railroad over the Eastern Continental Divide.





If you need more klews...I'll think about it. Hey...do the ride on up the mountain as it is now easy gravel and you can see sections of this railroad.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:14 PM   #1668
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I do not want to monotinize this thread with a lot of posts from me but I do wish to share more photos from the Bud Ogle Farm for those interested.



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Old 06-12-2013, 02:17 PM   #1669
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #1670
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #1671
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Wow...I forgot that Gaelic Ale was in my tank bag

Ok, on the serious note, this large fountain was built in 1885 on the lawn of the Round Knob Hotel in memory of 120 men who perished while constructing this treacherous section of the railroad over the Eastern Continental Divide.


If you need more klews...I'll think about it. Hey...do the ride on up the mountain as it is now easy gravel and you can see sections of this railroad.
Nice. I'm not going to go grab this but I will want to ride up there some time. I love this kind of history. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #1672
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I was there last week

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #1673
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I was there last week

When I took the photo, I was actually on my way home on a Monday from mtngal's place....If'n you can believe that....I sorta took the long way home Hmmm...think I see a fellow Spring Creekian in that shot...and your other half?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #1674
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When I took the photo, I was actually on my way home on a Monday from mtngal's place....If'n you can believe that....I sorta took the long way home Hmmm...think I see a fellow Spring Creekian in that shot...and your other half?
yuppers - rest of the pics


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Old 06-13-2013, 05:04 AM   #1675
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Hmmm...think I see a fellow Spring Creekian in that shot...
At least I can find this one. I think. Was good to see you at the Wedge last night.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #1676
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Good to see all you'inz last night too! Thanks for the "rest of the pics" Cuttle. Neat stuff and you should keep some of that mica handy as it really helps Hunter
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #1677
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Good to see all you'inz last night too! Thanks for the "rest of the pics" Cuttle. Neat stuff and you should keep some of that mica handy as it really helps Hunter

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:23 AM   #1678
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Not to hijack the thread but since we like to see things of history here, I have a quick thing to share with you regarding mica in the Canton NC area:

Just north of Canton off Newfound road is the Pressley Sapphire mine. I have been there many times as I used to be a bit of a rock hound. This was originally a mica mine and the bluish and grey stones found attached or embedded in the mica ( sapphires and large ones too) were just tossed aside as they had no value back in the late 1800's. I don't think many people even had any idea what they were nor their gemstone nor tool making ( corrundum coatings)value. The mica was mined mainly to make the little clearish inspection glasses or windows that were on most coal burning stoves and furnaces being manufactured back then. Locals referred to this as "isenglass" and I may have the spelling wrong. Later the mine was opened for rock hounding. I have not checked lately to see if it is still in operation but I liked to go there as you dug your own dirt for the flume or took your own screen to use in the creek. Ok, I'll hush now. ( maybe a tag some day!!)
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Sheeezwhizzz......do we have to pay somebody to play???
Maybe I need to make it a private game.
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