Posted by Chris on October 12, 1997 at 14:01:53:
In Reply to: The Horse posted by Joe Hinson on October 12, 1997 at 11:58:20:
: Afternoon all, I'vebeen away to the local historic site this weekend for some much needed immersing. We made corn likker for the visitors(wouldn't let them drink it,liability beening what it is), then spent the night in the backwoods of the site.
: Other than almost cutting off the tips of two of my fingers last night while cutting a sapling for a skewer(very unHaweye like of me), we spent the morning cooking breakfast and having a shooting match (which I did much better at than stick cutting). Before I clean my firelock and doctor my hand I'd like to say how much I enjoy this site, and urge you all to go to a nearby historic site to soak up some of the real life of the people in our film.
: Now about the horse, I had thought that they had probably left the horse at the Camron's until Marcia mentioned the trip to Albany, I'll have to find out where Scylerville is or was in reference to Albany and the Cabin, they could have been on their away back from the trading when they found the sign of the war party. If I get another theory I'll post it.
: : Joe
That's Schuylerville (sp) and it's north of Albany, just east of Saratoga Springs. (I grew up back in that area.) I've never been sure exactly where the cabin was, but I guess Hawkeye et al could have gone to Schuylerville, sold everything and then been out hunting when they came across the war party. Then they continued north to Ft. WH with the women and Duncan. They (Cora et al) had been on the road between Albany and Ft. WH so they all could have been in the same area. I appreciate everyone's ideas on these loose ends. It helps me with my interpretations. I've never heard anyone mention the nice Park Service type bridge Uncas heads across as he's climbing the mountain. The editor missed cutting just a frame or two to cut it out. Has anyone else noticed it (top right of the screen)?
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