Re: Historic Landmarks

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Posted by NightSky on November 18, 1999 at 06:37:51:

In Reply to: Re: Historic Landmarks posted by Violet on November 17, 1999 at 22:10:46:

: : I'm looking for a picture of the Indian burial mound that is on our farm, but so far have been unsuccessful. We live in far southwestern Virginia, and our area is famous for both fossels and Native American antiquities. We do not allow any archiological digging on our farm, and have taken on the role of guardians for our small piece of history. Our web site is still under construction, but there are several pages completed, including one page with scenes from the farm. If I can find one that shows a good view of the burial mound, I'll be including it on a second page of farm pictures. Please stop by the our web site (complete with my favorite quote from LOTM) and visit. We'd love to hear comments. Thanks

: Night Sky you have a lovely farm and you are so lucky to live such an area. There doesnt seem to be anyone here who cares about preserving historical areas unless they are within a town or city. Tis a real shame. l live a few mile from place that was once bursting at the seams with people and houses. Now none are left.
: l also breed arabians. l bred my first morab last year which was a real buzz. My horses are mainly pleasure horses that can be used for endurance as well. Fantastic web site too. Good luck in your search for that picture.
: Regards, Violet.

Violet: When we first moved here our neighbors visited us one by one, all wanting to know the same thing: were we going to allow archeological digging on the farm. We are a small farm, only 11 acres, but we have the stretch of creek that was the main camping grounds for Native American hunting parties, so a lot of groups (including National Geographic) have been trying to get in here for years. Most of our neighbors are practical people, and their biggest concern was the influx of strangers. Most also collect arrowheads from their plowed fields and creekbed, but none wants the natural beauty of the valley changed forever by a big "dig." These effects can be seen all over this area, and the land is just never the same.

We used to have a lovely little Morab gelding that we bought for our children. My husband would jump on him out in the field without even a halter and ride him up the mountain - maybe he'd buck, maybe he wouldn't - maybe Dan would stay on, maybe he wouldn't. He was great fun and short enough so that if you came off it wasn't far to fall. But he left us last year and went to Louisanna to raise 3 more kids.

There's nothing quite like the smell of a barn on a cold morning, when everyone is nickering for their breakfast. I love it so.

Thanks for the kind words about the web site. It's my first and I seem to be changing something everyday. I now know why people get paid so much for designing one, but we're the do-it-yourself types, so I struggle on.

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