Ducktown, Tennessee is a small town on the Tennessee-Georgia-North Carolina border with rolling hills and beautiful mountain scenery. It was once inhabited by the Cherokee, supposedly led by Chief Duck, hence the name.
The Ducktown Basin, or Copper Basin, is located in the extreme southeast corner of Polk County, Tennessee. Three veins of copper run through the basin and each attracted several mining companies ready to exploit the resource.
The early inhabitants of the Basin were Cherokee Indian farmers who were hunters and produced some copper. By the Treaty of New Echota in 1836 they gave up many of their lands, including those in the Copper Basin. Many of the Indians who remained in the Basin after the treaty were removed by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the TRAIL of Tears.
Sung by Elizabeth Mitchell 😉
US. It is made for You and for Me.
Interestingly, there is a Ducktown in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“Ducktown is a historically Italian American district of Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, stretching from Missouri Avenue to Texas Avenue. The Press of Atlantic City called the neighborhood “Atlantic City’s Little Italy.””
“Atlantic City fueled a lot of growth for me,” Mr. Trump said in an interview in May, summing up his 25-year history here. “The money I took out of there was incredible.”
Try to guess the name of the lounge inside the Trump Taj Mahal…
Ego sounds like Eco, and eco refers to the earth, or the heart. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Anyway, in other news, I found another white rabbit.
This sign in front of a store called Weird Oh in McCaysville, Georgia.
McCaysville, Georgia is right next to Copperhill, Tennessee. Copperhill is a stone’s throw from Ducktown. This entire area is called the Copper Basin. Back to Weird Oh…
Everything is upside down! And looks what’s in the WALL! (eagle-eyed Jenny B spotted this from my pics. The TARDIS is in the wall).
Water, Fire, Air, Earth…and the FIFTH element…
In Copperhill-McCaysville, there’s a blue line that runs through it. Two states at once, although it feels like one town.
And there’s a bridge with a somewhat random memorial to the Space Shuttle Challenger…
Francis Scobee! You’re the (would-have-been) observer, again. (1986, noted!)
“The smelting process used to separate the copper from the rock took a devastating toll on the environment. Deforestation and acid rain killed all the vegetation and gave way to massive topsoil erosion. At its low point the Copper Basin was the only man made desert you could see from space.”
Across from the Pearly Gates in Copperhill-McCaysville is a little chapel.
I don’t know what takes place everyday at 11 am, but this is what it looks like inside.
We noticed these 10 commandments statue things were all around the area. There’s more to say about this in a bit.
Back track to Ducktown for a minute. We went into this tiny little city hall of Ducktown.
There was a nice lady working there at a desk and perhaps one other person in an office and that’s about it. The walls were mostly bare, except for these two pictures.
Roger Crouch is from Tennessee and apparently was living in Polk County (Ducktown, TN), around the time he was in high school. According to NASA, he is colorblind, but that didn’t stop him.
Astronauts are definitely a theme on this excursion. And another Frank, or Francis being one of them. Frank was the only person not on earth during 9/11.
The Copper Basin was once a desert and supposedly recognizable from space. Some have compared it to Mars.
This is what it looks like today.
Another interesting thing, the mine in Ducktown is called the Burra Burra mine, named after the area in OZstralia.
Just beyond this fence, is a huge sinkhole from all the mining.
Also in Ducktown 🙂
After Ducktown and Copperhill/McCaysville, we went to Murphy, North Carolina. In Murphy, there is a park called Fields of the Wood and has the largest representation of the Ten Commandments, in the world.
And it may or may not be obvious, but this here is Golgotha.
And, once you’re an initiate, you see the signs of THE ORDER OF THE DOLPHIN!
Jupiter, FL is close to Mar-a-Lago.
I think Frank mentioned Cornwall in his last article.
I’m ending this abruptly because I have to get ready for Valentine’s. Happy Valentine’s Day! All you need is…
Copper MINE and YOURS