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I just received the plaque today and wished I could have been where it has. This weekend we will visit several locations around this area and post pics after doing so.

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I finally got a chance to start snapping pics ( been busy with flood and storm damage at work )
Heres the first pic sitting on my bench with some of the tools that created it:


More pics to follow.

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Eric it sure looks good on the tartan. Did you make the tools? those handles on the tools look very interesting, bet there is a story there.

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And one of those places it will be is the Ringgold Highland Games on Saturday.  Though we won't have a tent there, there will be a small contingent in attendance with whom the plaque shall have it picture taken!

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Nice pic on the bench Eric, can't wait to see the rest.

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We traveled around our area today. Locations where Chickamauga Battlefield, Signal Point on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and Cameron Hill in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Heres the pics:
Chickamauga Battlefield, Georgia

Signal Point,

My wife Shannon with the plaque ( shes a MacGregor...so I guess its ok)


By a big gun on Cameron Hill



Heres links to info on
Signal Point: http://ngeorgia.com/tenn/signal.html
A Brief History of Cameron Hill:
Who the hill is named for

James Cameron: Originally from Scotland, Cameron arrived in America with his parents in 1833. He studied and practiced art here and abroad, eventually moving to Nashville with his wife in the early 1850s. Soon after his arrival, Cameron met prominent Chattanooga Colonel James Whiteside, who was serving in the state senate. Whiteside offered Cameron the chance to come to Chattanooga where he promised to help him find commissions for his art. In gratitude for his work and donations of landscape paintings to the city, Whiteside gave Cameron land on the hill.
Cameron Hill is a significant geographical feature in downtown Chattanooga. Originally having a point mirroring that of Lookout Mountain, only lower, Cameron Hill was the site of Union cannon emplacements and fortification for the defense of Chattanooga during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

Info on Wilder Monument named after John T Wilder,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_T._Wilder
More to follow.

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My knives are handmade...but by professionals. I own and use knives from Helvie, Denny, Hock, and Flexcut. All of my gouges are made by Flexcut....which, in my opinion, is the best money can buy AND Made In The USA!

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Great photos, it has been too long since I have been in the hills of Tennessee. Makes me want to go back, very nice.

When I lived in Indiana, these were mountains but now that I am in the Pacific NW I say hills. smile This piece of wood has taken on a life of it's own. The sights it has seen and will be seeing are great.

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jim

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Excellent journey for the little plaque.  Can't wait to see the journal in a few years.  I'm sure it will be very interesting reading indeed! 

Very good Eric.

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Well, the plaque has been to some interesting places today.  Eric will have some photos.  I may have some that turned out, as well.  More later.

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Today the plaque visited the Ringgold Gap Civil War/ Patrick Cleburne Festival.......just imagine a Yankee in a kilt surrounded by vengeful Johnny Rebs!! No offense guys but we still won....( as I duck under a table awaiting to be bombarded by empty bottles of single malt....)
To the pics:
Cousin Rick and I beside my tent:

Rick beside the CSS Hunley submarine. ( Which froma distance looked like one heck of a HUGE BBQ grill):

Yours truely by the tail section of the Hunley:

Rick and I with the Saltire behind us ( actually the Eastern Tennessee battleflag )

I had to hold the Rebs off with my pistolas...it seemed everyone wanted the plaque!!


The plaque will be moving on from the Tennessee Valley Monday......who knows where she'll go?

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Today the plaque visited the Ringgold Gap Civil War/ Patrick Cleburne Festival.......just imagine a Yankee in a kilt surrounded by vengeful Johnny Rebs!! No offense guys but we still won....( as I duck under a table awaiting to be bombarded by empty bottles of single malt....)

 

Welllll.  The only reason they left you alone was because we told them you are a cousin, even if you are a Yankee!  nonononono

 

And yes, you'd better duck!  There was probably a Campbell involved in that somehow!   furiouswink



-- Edited by LarneMan on Saturday 3rd of October 2009 07:35:12 PM

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A few observations:

In the first set of pics your wife is holding the plaque in front of a wall...If you said that picture was taken in Scotland, anyone who has been there would have believed you, eerie.

And second, not only do you play with sharp knives, but you are also well armed!  Actually, those are two fine looking pieces.

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never would have expected to the plaque with a civil war submarine... very neat!
thanks Eric

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Hey Rick,
Feel free to put your pics in this thread if you like, yours are probably better than mine.

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I apologize for the delay,...again. But just to let everyone know the plaque is on its way to Texas as of 0730 this morning Priority mail, Enjoy Jill!!

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