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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/TN/Crossville/club-members.aspx' title='Crossville, TN'>Crossville, TN</a>

Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait

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Hi! My name is Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait

I am Domestic Shorthair from Crossville, TN

Nicknames: Reddy Freddy, Baby Boy and Purr Baby

Age: 16 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He managed to wiggle his way into our hearts.
He won his RCOTD badge on 1/19/2011 and COTD badge on 3/25/2011
He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Feline Empire by King Pete on 3/27/2011
He was a castle guard in June 2011 and was made Knight of the Realm by King Kato on 6/29/2011.
He was accepted on the Dream Team (polo) by Queen Lola on 11/23/2011.
He was made Knight of the Realm by Queen Lola on 12/1/11.

My favorite tricks and treats are: He was good at coming our of the woodwork when Mom went out to the kitchen. and Goodlife Indoor or Catnip flavored treats and butter swiped on his paw. The last few months of his life, it was Temptations Skin & Coat

Where I hang out: He used to love sitting on Mom's lap, but he also liked laying on Duchess' magic carpet and sitting on the cradenza looking out the sunroom window.

My favorite grubs: Friskies Canned Food, pate style

My pet peeves: I didn't like my furbrother, Oleo, or having my eyes cleaned out.

What I love about my owners: She took me in when I was a stray. She loved me unconditionally and took care of my health problems. And we really, really miss each other!

My cat hobbies: I loved sitting in Mom's lap no matter where she was, but now I sit in God's lap.

Pet motto: To get a lot of love, you must give a lot of love.

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How We Met

Red came to us in October of 2003. I started feeding him outside. He would usually run, but this particular time, he only went down to the bottom of the steps. I put food out for him and he came back up and started eating. I was able to pet him and we became friends. I sat out there with him for a long time and he just started purring and rubbing all over me and giving me headbonks. The next day we invited him in and he spent the night. He didn't go back outside until the following March. He was never afraid of the dogs and he just sort of moved in. He is the most loving of any kitty we have ever had the pleasure of sharing our home with. We took him to the vet a week later and had him vaccinated and neutered. At that time, we were told he was 5-7 years old, so we made him 6.
He developed a heart problem in Nov. '10, but we managed it with medication. Then his heart finally gave out. He was our baby and we miss him so much. We will love you forever, sweet boy!

Birthday - 10/05/1997
Adoptiversary - 10/20/2003
Crossed RB - 7/19/2011

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I've had 19797 friends visit me.

I'm the 45,038th member on CatChannel.com.

1,822 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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a busy work weekend at the store as they all are, janet kicked back on saturday and read an entire book till 4:30 and made supper after that. yesterday nat did the cooking seeing she had a mountain of wash to get done 3 loads worth. after which she almost finished another book, but ended up getting that done last night as tv wasn't to great monday nights are good and so are wenesday nights for antiques roadshow and american pickers as well as diners/drive-ins and dives which is good. getting hot as it finally cleared yesterday from the south and then northeast and felt a bit cooler as well seeing it's off the gulf of maine! hotter and a bit more humid today as well as errands to run too! sandy,ab,haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

07/21/2014 01:27.02 AM Report This Comment
here's what
janet's done since before 5am this morning, walked with pepper, blogged a little, weeded the entire herb garden from before 6 to 8, dusted some veggies since the nasty buggies are eating some of the, transplanted 10-12 new tomato plants from seed, tyed up 6 of them, and did the grocery shopping with only $20 between 2 stores. nice out there, although a bit warmer than it was yesterday and will be turning humid between tomorrow and sunday, then upper 80s and mid 90s through thursday next week with boomers that day and rain on saturday, as if we needed anymore of that with 5" the past 3 weeks! sandy,ab,haley,angels

nat got his permit again yesterday so is happy to be driving master's car with janet again after a 2 week stoppage due to his last permit expiring.

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

07/18/2014 07:53.52 AM Report This Comment
to make this quick
janet's gotten garden work, shopping done and other stuff yesterday morning, had the afternoon so she could sit out and read without bugs biting like they will the next 3-4 days with buggy muggy weather and nightly boomers which we don't need anymore rain have had 41/2-5" the past 2 weeks alone! down to 56 this morning and janet's gotta work through tues, then car to another garage for 4-wheel alignment which since it'snot been done in ages, will stay overnight and she'll get it back the next day. sandy,ab,haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

07/12/2014 02:49.56 AM Report This Comment
1819 >>*<< SWEET VELVETY THANK YOU >>*<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was high 94 & low was 58 this morning, now it's 93 with humidity 29% & wind is 14 MPH N. Tuesday's suppose to be Mostly Sunny & High 89.

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♥ Thank you for coming over to Honor my sweet girl with your loving visits on VELVET'S Forever Sleep Anniversary of 2 years. I know some of you remember her on CC and then some were just getting to know her.

♥ As I have mentioned in the past about VELVET holding a grudge against dad Ron for two years prior to her Forever Sleep and up to the end of her life. He mistaken VELVET thinking it was our inside boy, Ebbonny 10703 as he was the big escapee which is what happened one day in the back. Dad Ron seen Ebbonny so he grabbed him by his tail.... well that was a mistake and a lesson never forgotten as it was actually VELVET he had and she laid into his arm with her claws in him and her teeth in his hand. He realized then that it was not Ebbonny! To this day, I still give Ron a bad time as we laugh about it!

♥ VELVET and I began our relationship after her twin littermate sister Sayble was killed by the neighbors' dog. Before that, VELVET didn't want anything to do with me plus she was still feral. She loved it when I was in the back yard as she would follow me to the back of the property then I would pick her up to carry her back to the back patio. One of her favorite sleeping places was in the Log House, as you can see in her picture gallery.

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...~:♥:~...FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES...~:♥:~...

♥ BLACKIE #131485 - 7/08/2008

ADOPTIVERSARIES: NONE LISTED FOR 7/08/2014

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

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♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR JULY 2014 IS:
.~:*:~.SPANKY-JACK #38743~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR JULY 2014 IS:
.~*~.GRANT #264816.~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Velvety Kisses & Loving Hugs,

~*~ VELVET KNIGHT #10732 & MOM~LILLIAN ~*~
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Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, Patch Girl Knight (OG) #12767 Photo: 7/02/2014, Suezee Knight (OG) #11528 Photo: 1/24/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 Photo 2/12/2014, Sassee Knight #10605 Photo: 3/27/2014, SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 PHOTO: 8/03/2013, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 1/19/2014, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/29/2013, K. RHOAMIN KNIGHT "JULY KING 2008" Photo:, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

07/07/2014 05:46.56 PM Report This Comment
wishing one and all
a very happy july 4th from all of us here! going to be rainy for the most part thanks to hurricane arthur coming up along an incoming cool front which will sweep it out to sea and are hoping it's nice in time for suppertime pic-nics and fireworks, but many have either moved celebrat-ions till this or next weekend or cancelled them entirely.
got some news for ya, master won't be coming home again, as he needs constant care/help and that's something we can't give or afford a fulltime live in caregiver, so he's happy where he is and will get the care/attention he'll need so will be in rehab till a room is ready at the nursing home. got a lot of things to figure out, but a lawyer has been hired and janet/nat aren't invol-ved with any of it between her two sisters, yipee, mean-ing we can carry on here the way we have been the past 2 months. janet/nat see him twice a week and nat has to cut his hair with his clippers which don't work to well, but at least do the job! have to run, almost breakfast time for janet then leaving for work. sandy,ab,haley, angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

07/03/2014 02:43.44 AM Report This Comment
Happy Sunday, EveryKitty!
I've decided to take you on one last trip as your Queen of June. We'll leave bright and early in the morning, as there's lots to see. The royal helicopters will be ready and waiting for passengers. If you have enough energy at the end of your adventure, there will be a royal banquet in the castle hall. Of course, all are welcome, even if you decide not to go with us in the morning. The royal chefs are preparing a grand buffet with food fit for kings and queens and you are all invited. Here are just some of what you'll see, tomorrow:

Just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, TN, Lookout Mountain offers the perfect activities for an out of the ordinary experience as well as amazing natural beauty.

Rock City has a breathtaking hundred foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, and the famous Swing-A-Long bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. This self guided tour along the brow of Lookout Mountain gives visitors a birds eye view from high atop Lookout Mountain. Some of Rock City's other features include the climbing wall at Lover’s Leap where you can “See Seven States,” the birds of prey shows, Big Rock Grill and the Fairyland Caverns.

With its unbelievably steep grade of nearly 73%, the Incline Railway is touted as the world's steepest passenger railway. The thrill of riding “America’s Most Amazing Mile” has delighted guests for over a century. Once you reach the summit, be sure to head to the Lookout Mountain Station, where you'll be able to enjoy views from the highest overlook at the mountain! Two stations offer gift shops, candy stores, a snack bar, arcade, and more.

Visit Ruby Falls and see America’s deepest commercial cave and the highest, most-visited underground waterfall. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating attraction with its 145-foot waterfall, and millions of natural geological formations. At the tour's conclusion see the panoramic view from the Lookout Mountain Tower, enjoy the newly renovated gift shops, and relax on the mountainside deck.

The pictures are 1, Hundred Foot Waterfall, 2, Swing-A-Long Bridge, 3, Lover's Leap (See 7 States), 4&5, The Incline Railway, 6, Ruby Falls Cave and 7 is Ruby Falls.

You are all invited to the castle chapel to pray for all those who are in need, tonight. We want to add Q. Felicity and Mom Sandy. It's heartbreaking to have a furbaby diagnosed with FeLV. We pray that God will work his miracles in all of the lives of the afflicted, whether animal or hooman.

Pounce by Angel Wendy's page #6497 and leave her a vote so she can become our queen for July.

Here's our daily vote for our wonderful CMR team. They are so faithful in bringing us the news. What would we do without them? Thank you so very much!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and I wish you all sweet dreams. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/29/2014 05:49.16 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning, All!
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers for my furbrother, Oleo. The one who had the growth in his ear. Mom and Dad took him to have his stitches removed this morning and they said he was a fabulous patient. At first, they thought they may have to sedate him, cuz the stitches were so deep in his ear. But they didn't have to! To look at him, you'd never know there was ever anything wrong with it. Also, my furbrother, BC (Brat Cat) came home and Mom found him lying on the front porch railing, this morning. He came in, ate and promptly went to sleep. First on top of the entertainment cabinet and now in Mom's chair. He's been asleep ever since, 5 hours, so far! Bet he doesn't do that, again!...MOL!

Well, here we are on a trip to one last state park in our great state of Tennessee. I hope you all enjoy this one, especially if you like to hike, or go boating! Me, I'm gonna sit in the observation tower and take it all in from there! This one is the Edgar Evins State Park.

The Caney Fork flows down from its source atop the Cumberland Plateau and winds its way northwestward across the Eastern Highland Rim before emptying into the Cumberland River near Carthage, Tennessee. Center Hill Dam, located approximately 26.6 miles (42.8 km) above the mouth of the Caney Fork, has created a reservoir that spans a 68-mile (109 km) stretch of the river between the dam and the Great Falls Dam at Rock Island State Park in adjacent Warren County. Edgar Evins State Park covers the northeast shore of the reservoir immediately upstream from Center Hill Dam.

The park is situated amidst rolling hills ("knobs") that comprise part of the geological boundary between the Eastern Highland Rim and the Central Basin. These hills are typically underlain by Mississippian period limestone, the erosion of which has created karst-like formations throughout the Center Hill Basin. Outcroppings of this limestone are visible along the cliffs overlooking the lake.

Most of Edgar Evins State Park is coated in a second-growth hardwood forest typical of the Eastern Highland Rim. Common tree species include the tuliptree, or tulip poplar (which is our TN state tree), white basswood, sugar maple, white ash, and various species of oak and hickory.

The earliest Euro-American settlers in the DeKalb area arrived in the late 1790s and established the town of Liberty just west of the modern park. Over the years, several families settled in the hollows and valleys of what is now Edgar Evins State Park and adjacent lands that would eventually be inundated by Center Hill Lake. One such settler, Alexander Dunham (1826–1878), whose family arrived in the area in the 1830s, is buried on a hill within the park that overlooks Center Hill Lake. Dunham's son lived near the present site of Center Hill Dam.

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Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/27/2014 10:18.51 AM Report This Comment
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Edgar Evins State Park maintains a 300-slip marina and full service dock. Various types of watercraft may be rented at the marina. Lodging areas include a 34-cabin lodging complex and a campground with both modern and primitive campsites.

Hiking trails maintained by the park include the 2-mile (3.2 km) Highland Rim Trail, which loops down, around, and back up through a hillside forest characteristic of the Eastern Highland Rim, and the Dunham Cemetery Trail, a short trail that ascends to a small cemetery where former resident Alexander Dunham and two of his children are buried (as of 2008, the trail was slated for expansion). The Millennium Trail consists of a 2.2-mile (3.5 km) loop that descends to the shores of Center Hill Lake and passes several pre-1940s homesteads (most of the ruins consist of rockwall-fences) before looping back into the forest. The Merritt Ridge Trail, a 5-mile (8.0 km) extension of the Millennium Trail, traverses Merritt Ridge, a steep ridge that became a peninsula with the reservoir's creation.

The Friends of Edgar Evins State Park was organized in 2003 to support park preservation efforts. The group conducts several annual tours of the park's flora, lake, and waterfalls.

Pictures are: 1, Center Hill Dam, 2, Highland Rim Trail, 3, Center Hill Lake, 4, Durham Cemetery and 5, Edgar Evins Office and Observation Tower.

Again, we are joining the prayer circle to pray for all those who are suffering and in need at this time. God knows who you are and what your problems are. He will help heal and comfort you according to his will.

There are only 3 more voting days, so please, go by Angel Wendy's page and leave her a vote for your ACOTM. We know she's gonna make a great queen!

CMR, here is your daily vote. We thank you and appreciate all you do for all of us. You're pawsome!

And I appreciate and love all of you who have come by my page with your blogs, votes, goodies and prayers. You are wonderful! Hope you all have a great day. Take care.

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/27/2014 10:04.43 AM Report This Comment
Hello, Dear Furiends!
Well, we didn't get this posted this morning like we intended. Mom got back from her PT session and had to run a bunch of errands to pay some local bills. Then she got a call from my auntie and they wanted to know if Mom wanted to meet them for lunch. Of course, Mom said yes to that instead of helping me! By the time she got home, she got a phone call and it was from the new people taking over the bookkeeping at the mobile home park next door. The one that Mom had been doing it for. She's glad that's over. Anyway, she had to deal with that. Then since her dinner was gonna take awhile to get together to cook, she had to do that! Now, she's finally seeing to my more important work! So, cuz we didn't get this out early enough, I guess we'll be having to take this trip, tomorrow. We are going to Nashville, TN to check our some of the attractions there. I hope you find them interesting. You can take in one or all of them. Mom will bring us more in a day or two.

1. Step back in time and discover the charms of Belle Meade's Greek Revival mansion and idyllic grounds. Once a 5,400-acre thoroughbred horse farm, today's Belle Meade Plantation is a 30-acre historic site that features guided tours of its 1853 Greek Revival mansion. On this 45-minute tour, a guide decked out in Victorian-era finery recounts stories of how the Harding and Jackson families lived on the property for four generations, building what was once just a log cabin and 250 acres into a booming horse nursery that became a gemstone of historic Nashville. As you round through the estate, see the horse nursery where the pedigrees of such racing legends as Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Smarty Jones began! In addition to its Greek Revival mansion, you might be interested in these other items:
8 other outbuildings—including the original 1890s carriage house and stables, as well as the original 1790s log cabin
The plantation's large antique carriage collection
Belle Meade Museum Store and Belle Meade Lunch Restaurant--Picture #1 on my page.

2. Located in Nashville, the heart of country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum riffs on more than a half century of legendary characters, lively stories, and soulful tunes.
Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, rockabilly, or honky tonk, this museum offers a medley of exhibitions and displays exploring country music’s past and present. On your self-guided tour, admire memorabilia including lyric sheets, photographs, original recordings, and archival video. The museum’s interactive exhibits; films featuring today’s top country names; and professional-songwriter sessions all give you a warm welcome to “Music City.”
Take the Studio B tour to get an up-close look at the historic site where the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton, and Elvis Presley have all worked their magic.--Picture #2 on my page.

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Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/19/2014 03:54.54 PM Report This Comment
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3. Step aboard the General Jackson Showboat and experience a spectacular cruise down the Cumberland River on one of the largest and grandest paddlewheel riverboats in the country. Enjoy dinner or lunch and live entertainment during this scenic cruise down the Cumberland River.
The “All Aboard” lunch cruise offers a family-style lunch as you enjoy a rousing country/comedy variety show for a jaw-droppin’ good time with a Gaylord Opryland favorite, Steve Hall and the Shotgun Red Show. Enjoy the antics of this hilarious duo as they bring one of the most animated and entertainingly interactive shows to ever cruise the Cumberland—“It’s not a great puppet show. It’s a great show with a puppet!” Or you can try the spectacular evening cruise down the Cumberland River enjoying a scrumptious dinner prepared by top chefs all while you sit back and enjoy a production of "Country Music USA” in the Victorian Dinner Theatre. Your musical journey begins with the songs of Grand Ole Opry icons like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline and ends with hits of today’s country music stars like Carrie Underwood. Celebrate the music that made Nashville the “Music City” on this memorable, not-to-be-missed cruise.--Picture #3 on my page.

Don't forget to go by Angel Wendy's page sometime today and paw her a vote for her ACOTM, so she can become our angel queen for July!

We are contuing our prayers in the prayer circle for all those in need, especially those listed on the CMR list. We pray for all the others that are having difficulties at this time that may not be listed. And all the homeless animals and hoomans, too! Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes for my furbrother, Oleo. He's doing great and has even cleaned his own ear! He wouldn't let Mom touch it, but he's doing a wonderful job all by himself.

We're dropping off our daily vote for our catriffic CMR crew who keep us all informed and act like glue to keep us together. Don't they do a catastic job?

Again, I can't thank you all enough for coming by with your votes, blogs and goodies. I appreciate each and everyone of you so much! So, take care and have a wonderful day! Love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/19/2014 03:53.29 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel RED and OLEO
dropping by with a prayer for OLEO as he undergoes surgery Please get well soon
King PUSHKIN and mum Aedamair

Come visit me, King PUSHKIN missing A.GINGER /Vote SPANKY-JACK & PUSHKIN & CASSANDRA'S WEDDING PAGE.

06/16/2014 01:39.17 PM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon, Dear Furiends!
First of all, I would like to ask prayers for my furbrother, Oleo. He is having surgery today to remove a growth in his left ear. He keeps scraching it and making it bleed, so Mom and Dad made the decision to have it removed. Thankfully, it's not cancerous! But they will have to make a notch in the ear to remove all of it, so it won't grow back. Thank you much! You can see him in a colage picture on Angel Red's page, 198785. Oleo is the bottom right.

At the beginning of my catpaign, I spend a lot of time telling you about Sgt. Alvin C. York. Well, I thought you might like to see the place where he lived which is now a state park. So, here's some info on that. This park is about 45 miles north of where we live. Mom and Dad have been there.

Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park is located nine miles north of Jamestown and pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. The park contains the farm and gristmill once owned by York who lived in the Pall Mall area for most of his life. Along with the millhouse and milldam, the park includes York’s two-story house, York’s general store and post office, the Wolf River Cemetery, the Wolf River Methodist Church, the York Bible Institute, an M247 Sergeant York tank and various picnic facilities.

An M247 "Sergeant York," a type of self-propelled anti-aircraft tank developed for the U.S. Army in the 1970s and is on display near the York house. A swing bridge built by AmeriCorps*NCCC in 2000 crosses the Wolf River along the park's walking trail, connecting the US-127 and Wolf River Loop sections of the park.The park has set up a small "moonshine still" (currently consisting of two copper barrels) near the York Mill. As a historic park, the park offers tours and many opportunities to view historic items for York’s life.

The Wolf River provides decent bank fishing for bass, catfish and bream and is stocked with trout. A trout stamp is required.

Pictures are as follows: 1, York's House, 2, Gristmill, 3, Swinging Bridge and 4, the M247 Sgt. York Tank

We've come to join paws in the prayers circle for all those who are having difficulties at this time.

We're on our way over to Angel Wendy's page to pounce on her votey button, so she can become our Angel Queen of July! Hope you do the same!

Here is our daily vote for our great CMR team! Thanks for everything you do! Love ya!

Thanks to everyone who has come by my page to leave votes, blogs, goodies and love. I love all of you, too! Take care and have a wonderful day!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

06/16/2014 01:08.57 PM Report This Comment
Happy Father's Day
to all you DadCats out there! And to Daddies, everywhere! I hope you find this interesting and enjoy the little poem.

The tradition of celebrating Father's Day as seen today originated in the last century. Though there are several people who are credited for furthering the cause of Father's Day, there is far greater acceptance for Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd's contribution. A doting daughter from Spokane, Washington, Ms Dodd is recognized as the Founder or Mother of the Father's Day Festival.

Inception of the Father's Day took place in Sonora's mind when she happened to hear a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Sonora, who was 27 then, had begun to recognize the hardships her father must have gone through while bringing up his six children alone. When Sonora was 16, her mother had died during childbirth. Sonora's father a Civil War veteran by the name of William Jackson Smart raised six children including the newborn on his own. Sonora questioned that if there is a day to recognize mothers then why is not there a day to honor fathers?

Many people laughed and joked at Sonora's idea. But her will did not droop. She began a sincere campaign lobbying for the cause of Father's Day. Her hard work began to show signs of success when Spokane celebrated its first Father's Day on June 19, 1910 with the support of Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). To pay tribute to her affectionate father, Sonora wished that Father's Day be celebrated on her father's birthday on June 5, but it so happened that there was not enough time for preparation and the day came to be celebrated on third Sunday in the month of June.

The noble idea of celebrating Father's Day became quite popular in US so much so that President Woodrow Wilson approved of the festival in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge too supported the idea but it was President Lyndon Johnson who signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day in 1966. Then in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.



What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad

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We continue to keep all those in need in our prayers and pray that God will work in their lives to fulfill His purposes.

Thank you CMR for being there for us and for all you do to keep us all going. We love and appreciate you! Here is your daily vote.

Let's all head on over to Angel Wendy's page #6497 and drop her a vote for her COTM, so she can become our angel queen for July.

I really do appreciate all of you that have come to visit me and left blogs, votes and goodies. You are the best!

Take care and I hope everykitty has a wonderful evening with sweet dreams and a great weekend.

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/15/2014 10:49.32 AM Report This Comment
Hello, Dear Furiends!
I hope you are all good and rested up and ready to hit another state park. You can do lots of walking here! The longest trail is 5 miles, but the others are a lot smaller. There are also caves to explore and other things to do. So, just have fun! Our kitchen chefs have packed up the coolers with all sorts of picnic food and they have been loaded onto the helicopters. The helicopters are all ready for you.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park is situated in the eastern Central Basin approximately 15 miles (24 km) west of the eastern Highland Rim15 miles (24 km) east of Nashville and 20 miles (32 km) north of Murfreesboro. U.S. Route 231, which runs north-to-south splits the state forest into eastern and western sections. The state park (i.e.the developed area) is located in the eastern section along Cedar Forest Road. The western section consists of an undeveloped state forest. 1043 acres (422 ha) of the western section has been classified as a state natural area.

Like most karst areas, Cedars of Lebanon State Forest is drained in large part by underground streams. The water in the forest probably ends up in nearby streams, such as Hurricane Creek. These streams empty into the Stones River's J. Percy Priest Lake impoundment, which is located just a few miles to the west.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park has 117 campsites, 11 picnic shelters, a swimming pool, 8 miles (13 km) of hiking trails, a group lodge and a meeting hall. A small museum, the Merritt Nature Center, displays some of the forest's natural features. The park also maintains a disc golf course.

The park's eight miles (13 km) of hiking trails range in size from 0.5 to 5 miles (0.8 to 8 km). The 0.5-mile (0.8 km) Cedar Glades Trail, which begins at the park visitor center, is a self-guided interpretive trail that crosses several cedar glade habitats characteristic of glades found in the eastern basin. The 2-mile (3.2 km) Cedar Forest Trail, which begins near the junction of Cedar Forest Road and WPA Roadloops through a mixed oak-hickory and red cedar forest and passes several sizeable sinkholes and blockfields. The 0.5-mile (0.8 km) Dixon Merritt Trail begins behind the Merritt Nature Center and provides access to Jackson Cave. The 0.5-mile (0.8 km) Limestone Sinks Trail is another self-guided trail that passes several large limestone sinks. The 5-mile (8 km) Hidden Springs Trail, which starts near the picnic area, loops through multiple terrain types characteristic of the state forest, including a large limestone sink and associated dry streambed, several substantial cedar glades and a dense stand of mixed red cedar and oak-hickory forest.

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Jackson Cave is one of 18 known caves located in the state forest and the immediate vicinity. The cave's entrance is 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and 4 feet (1.2 m) high, and the cave corridor has an average width of 12 feet (3.7 m) and an average height of 6 feet (1.8 m). The cave extends approximately 1000 feet (300 m) from its entrance to a large pool of water.

Pictures: 1, Cedar Lodge, 2, Merritt Nature Center, 3, Cedar Glade, 4, Hidden springs Trail, 5, Sink Hole and 6, Jackson Cave.

Don't forget to go by Angel Wendy's page and paw her a vote so she can become our queen for July.

We are all joining in the prayer circle to pray for all those who have special needs at this time. All kitties, doggies. hoomans and any other animals will be in our prayers today!

And for our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. You're the best and we appreciate all that you do for us!

Thanks, everyone for your visits, votes, blogs and your loyalty. I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/12/2014 12:54.02 PM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon, Dear Furiends!
Mom is feeling much better, now, so I've decided to take you all to another of our state parks. This one is called Long Hunter and it's full of Native American history. I hope you enjoy it. You may even be able to take part in one of the powwows!

The 2,600 acres which make up this area became a state park in 1974 and has four sections, Couchville, Baker’s Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Significant for both its natural and historic aspects, Long Hunter State Park is a popular spot on J. Percy Priest Lake for picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation. Several hiking trails at Long Hunter provide pleasant walking experiences, including the popular two-mile Lake Trail around Couchville Lake. It is also home to the Jason Allen Arboretum Trail that weaves its way through the first certified arboretum in a Tennessee State Park. Thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers, this area, called the Middle Hunting Ground, was contested by Cherokee, Creek and Shawnee Indians. In the 1760s, just after the French and Indian War, English, French, Irish and German pioneers were the first Europeans to settle the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. Daniel Boone of Kentucky was the most famous of these “long hunters,” who came here on yearlong expeditions to hunt and trade with the Cherokee. As many as 30 men would operate out of fortified stations. Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm units are named for distinct farming communities, most now inundated by the reservoir formed when Stones River was impounded to create J. Percy Priest Lake. Hikers in the park can still see the stone remains of those early homesteads. Sellars Farm is of particular interest to historians, as it contains remnants of a Native American community from prehistoric time, abandoned by the time white settlers arrived.

We found lots of pictures on this park and they are: 1, J. Percy Priest Lake, 2, Canoeing, 3, Native American TeePees, 4, A Native American dancer, 5, Some Wildlife and 6, A Beautiful Sunset.

So, there you have it for today. I hope you all enjoyed it.

I hope everyone will go by Angel Wendy's page and paw her a vote so she can become our queen for July.

We are all joining in the prayer circle to pray for all those who have special needs at this time. All kitties, doggies. hoomans and any other animals will be in our prayers today!

And for our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. You're the best and we appreciate all that you do for us!

Thanks, everyone for your visits, votes, blogs and your loyalty. I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/10/2014 02:24.37 PM Report This Comment
Hello Angel Red
Today is World Pet Memorial Day✞ So we are pawing by to honor you, our dearly departed furiend.

A memory lasts furever,
Never does it die.
True furiends stay together
And never say good bye.

We miss you,
Love,
Q Sissy
             

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥ COTM August 2007, ♥ Q MerryBelle ♥ COTM December 2007 & ♥Q Sissy♥ COTM July 2007.

06/10/2014 09:19.09 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning, EveryKitty!
I do hope you are all up and ready or almost ready to go. We are in for a long day, so we need to leave very early. I hope you all enjoy yourselves where we're going today. I've sent catbucks ahead of us, so all your food is paid for. You just pick anywhere you want to eat, all day long and it will be provided with a smile.

Are you all familiar with Dolly Parton? I hope so, cuz today, we are heading for East Tennessee to DOLLYWOOD!!

Dolly Parton invested much of her earnings into business ventures in her native East Tennessee, notably Pigeon Forge. She is a co-owner of The Dollywood Company, which operates the theme park Dollywood (a former Silver Dollar City), a dinner theatre, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, and the waterpark Dollywood's Splash Country, all in Pigeon Forge. Dollywood is ranked as the 24th-most-popular theme park in the United States, with some three million visitors per year. On January 19, 2012, Parton's 66th birthday, Gaylord Opryland and Dollywood announced plans to open a $50 million water and snow park, a fun and family-friendly travel destination that's open each month of the year in Nashville.

Here are just a few of the attractions you'll be able to experience while you visit the park. We'll spend 2 days here, cuz there is no way that you'll be able to do it all in one day! Probably not even in 2, but that's all the time we have. So, I've reserved a bunch of cabins that are just 10 minutes from Dollywood and I'm sure you'll find the accomodations quite satisfactory. The shuttle will take us all to and from the park.

Dollywood Express - The authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine takes you on a breathtaking five-mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains where you'll enjoy pastoral scenery and some of the most beautiful views that nature has to offer.

At this place, you'll enjoy the same breathtaking moments that daring stunt pilots of the1920s might have experienced as they zoomed over the fields of nearby farms.

What happens when a mighty twister sweeps through an old Tennessee Mining Company? Locals say the swirling winds twisted ore into what we now call the Tennessee Tornado.

If you want to experience one of the Great Smoky Mountain's most popular sports, then Dollywood's Smoky Mountain River Rampage is a must!

The roots of Southern gospel music run very deep in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, so it's only fitting that the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame make its home at Dollywood.

Step inside this one-room country church where the simple wooden pews and hardwood floors echo with the sounds of families and neighbors gathering for Sunday morning worship. We can have our prayers circle here, today.

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For the kids and the young at heart, there's nothing more nostalgic than a carousel ride, and Dollywood's carousel features 60 beautifully painted animals, including the lead horse that is lovingly referred to as "Dolly". Also, kids of all ages will enjoy the amazing junior rollercoaster!And Granny Owens has her hands full on Owens Farm but she invites little ones 48 inches and under to come play in Granny’s Garden and The Pig Pen. I know we're all under 48 inches...MOL, so this should be fun.

I'm sorry that I couldn't provide any pictures for Dollywood, today. The ones I found were just too small to be seen on my page. So, if you want to see what it really looks like, go here: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark.aspx

I hope you'll all remember Angel Wendy and her quest for COTM for July and go by and drop her off a vote. Thanks.

To CMR, here is your daily vote for all that you do and so lovingly, too.

We are going to the chapel in Dollywood, today to say our prayers for all the kitties and families who are in need of our prayers.

Take care, dear furiends and thanks so much for your loyalty and also your prayers for Mom and Dad. We love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/07/2014 05:39.09 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning, All
I thought we'd get an early start this morning. I hope you are all up and around and ready to go!

Today, we're gonna change course and visit someplace that is not a state park. I hope you enjoy this tour and you can spend as much time here as you want. We are going to Graceland, TN! The royal helicopters will be ready and waiting for all who want to go on this adventure. Many of your pawrents will relate to this place! Sack lunches will be provided and you can pick them up in the castle kitchen. For those going later, you'll have a chance to eat lunch or dinner before you leave. I do hope you all have a fun day.

Graceland was once part of a 500-acre farm that was owned by the S.E. Toof family. The land had been part of the family for generations and was named after one of the female relatives, Grace. According to Graceland history, in 1939, Grace's niece, Ruth Brown Moore and her husband, Dr. Thomas Moore, built the mansion, which became well-known to the locals of Memphis. The Moore's daughter, Ruth Marie, was musically accomplished and became a harpist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Classical recitals in the front formal rooms were common, just as rock 'n' roll and gospel jam sessions would be after the next owner moved in.

In the spring of 1957, when Elvis Presley was 22, he purchased the home and grounds for just over $100,000. The previous year had been a whirlwind - it was Elvis' first year of super-stardom including historic network television appearances, record-breaking live performances and armloads of gold record awards. At the time he bought Graceland, Elvis was working on his second motion picture, "Loving You," with "Jailhouse Rock" to follow, just the beginning of a long film career for Elvis Presley.

House guests at Graceland included family members and friends at various times - some in the mansion proper and some in residential accommodations elsewhere on the grounds. And although Elvis had various homes in the Los Angeles area and spent a great deal of time on the road with his concerts, Graceland was always home base - a constant in the life of Elvis Presley.

House tours are available, and the Graceland Archives are full of Graceland history and information about the life of Elvis Presley.

When Elvis Presley was a young boy, he promised his parents he would make a lot of money and buy them the finest house in town, putting an end to years of struggle. For Elvis Presley, Graceland - a charming and stately colonial revival-style mansion for himself and his parents - was the fulfillment of that childhood promise.

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Over the 20 years Elvis lived here, Graceland created countless memories for the many friends and relatives who were a part of Elvis' life. Because Graceland was so close to Elvis' heart, it also holds deep meaning to his legions of fans from around the world. For many, the Elvis Presley mansion embodies the American Dream - a poor small town boy who reached super stardom and changed pop culture and the world forever. Other than his daughter and his music, Graceland was probably Elvis' greatest pride and joy. For fans of Elvis Presley, Graceland is the ultimate pilgrimage.

As the front door to Elvis Presley's mansion opens, you are taken on an unforgettable journey into the private world of an American legend.

Located within walking distance of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland RV Park & Campground is a haven of relaxation you're not likely to forget anytime soon.
The Graceland RV Park & Campground is located on 19 acres just off Elvis Presley Boulevard behind Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. Cabins are available for rent as well.

I hope everyone will go by Angel Wendy's page and paw her a vote so she can become our queen for July. I know I'll be ready for a catcation, then...MOL!

My family and I are all joining in the prayer circle to pray for all those who have special needs at this time.

And for our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. We appreciate all you do for us! Love ya!

Thanks to everykitty for your visits, votes, blogs and your loyalty. I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/05/2014 07:18.10 AM Report This Comment
Hello, Dear Furiends!
Mom and I are just now getting online and I hope you didn't think I wasn't coming. Dad had to take his car in to get new tires mounted and balanced and the A/C checked and charged, or whatever they do with it. Dad has now gone to work and that lets Mom and I get on CC. Mom had one session of her physical therapy, but is now waiting for the insurance company to approve the rest of them. We were hoping to hear something today, but so far, nothing. Sigh! Anyway, I found another state park that I think you may be interested in. Sounds pretty cool to me. So, here it is! And K. Pete has informed me that he has a fleet of Bell 426 Helicopters with his trained crew of pilots to take any who wish to go to the state parks. They will be leaving each day that we arrange the tours, so if you'd like to go, just be at the helicopter pads. They will be leaving several times throughout the day, so no one has to miss anything. Just have fun!

Panther Creek is a rustic park located on the Morristown side of Cherokee Lake. The 1,400 plus acres representing the park consists of mostly wooded, rolling terrain. The park is located in the Hamblen County community of Panther Springs, one of the area’s oldest settlements.
Pioneers from North Carolina and the older Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee arrived at the “Springs” around 1784. Prior to this time, this land was considered part of the Great Cherokee Hunting Grounds and deep below the waters of Cherokee Lake lies part of the Great Indian Warpath once followed by Daniel Boone.
The legends of Panther Springs are many and often include a mysterious Colonel Bradley who upon early exploration of the area was threatened by a panther at the cool waters of the spring and shot it dead. The reminders of earlier times can be seen at the old springhouse located 1 1/2 miles from the park entrance, forgotten civil war headstones and the moss covered foundations from family farms located on the current park property.
Beginning in 1965, the state of Tennessee began acquiring local farmland to develop Panther Creek State Park. Covering approximately 1,435 acres of land, the park’s namesake meanders through the rolling hills and valleys emptying into the Cherokee Lake Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River.

New pictures: 1, Panther Creek Overlook, 2, Picnic Area and 3, Canoeing.

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Nestled in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, the park offers a relaxed vacation from the fast pace of everyday life. White-tailed deer, beaver, screech owls and bald eagles bring sharp-eyed visitors an extra special treat while hiking, biking, horse riding, camping or fishing. The whir of the mountain bikes or the soft clop of horse hooves can be heard between the hardwood and limestone covered hills.
There are hiking, biking & equestrian trails, a seasonal public pool, a 50 site campground, plenty of places to picnic, pavilions for rent & beautiful lake views from the overlook. Just past the entrance to the park there is a separate entrance for the lake access boat ramp.
Panther Creek State Park welcomes you to stay a while and enjoy the history and hometown hospitality it has to offer.

I hope everyone will go by Angel Wendy's page and paw her a vote so she can become our queen for July. I know I'll be ready for a catcation, then...MOL!

My family and I are all joining in the prayer circle to pray for all those who have special needs at this time. All kitties, doggies. hoomans and any other animals will be in our prayers today!

And for our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. I hope you all had a restful weekend. Thanks for taking time on Sunday to come and post the surprise catidate for June. You're the best!

Thanks for your visits, votes, blogs and your loyalty. I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Queen Duchess

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06/02/2014 02:51.28 PM Report This Comment
Happy Caturday, EveryKitty!
Well, today is the big day for me, but remember King Meeko and Queen Angel Bootz are still king and queen until tomorrow!
It has really been an amazing month for me and I hope it has for you, too! We are expecting some great weather, today. A high of 77 and only a 30% chance of rain. A great day for a coronation! Hope to see many of you there.

Today, I bring you the last of our state parks that I will share with you. We have looked at about half of them, but the others are not quite as exciting. Maybe, during this next month, I will find more information on a few of them.
Pickwick Landing State Park was a riverboat stop dating from the 1840s. In the 1930s during the depression, the site was chosen as a location for one of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s dams on the Tennessee River. What comprises the park today was once the living area for the TVA construction crews and their families. The TVA Village, better known as Pickwick Village was located where the Post Office, Park office and day use area are now located. The State of Tennessee purchased all 681 acres of Pickwick from TVA in 1969 designating the area as a state park in 1970. Since that time additional land has been brought to enlarge the park.

The park offers many activities for guests. Pickwick Lake is famous for smallmouth bass and Tennessee River Catfish. Fish that are known to bite year round are crappie, bluegill, white bass, stripes and sauger. Some of the biggest fishing tournaments are located here.

Pickwick Landing State Park offers a beautiful and challenging golf course surrounded by trees and water is found on eight holes. The course opened in May 1973 and is a favorite of the locals as well as destination golfers. Pickwick Landing also offers three public swimming beaches. Circle Beach and Sandy Beach are located in the park’s day-use area and the third is located across the lake at Bruton Branch primitive area. Altogether, there are about two miles of public swimming beach at Pickwick.

Pickwick State Park’s inn offers an indoor pool and an outdoor pool exclusively for the cabin and inn guests. The park inn has 119 rooms each with a picturesque view of the lake. The inn has a gift shop, restaurant, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, exercise rooms, outdoor and indoor pools and tennis courts. Located near the inn are cabins featured with central heat and air, cable TV, full kitchen, a patio and fireplace. Guests in the cabins enjoy all inn privileges including use of the tennis courts and swimming pool. Each cabin accommodates eight people and may be booked up to a year in advance. The park also offers 48 beautiful wooded campsites, each equipped with a table, a grill and electrical and water hook-up. Two of the sites are handicap accessible. A primitive campground and picnic area is located on the north side of Pickwick Lake and has 43 sites with some located on the lake.

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New pictures are 1, Pickwick Landing, 2, Golfing Pickwick and 3, Boating at Pickwick.

We are joining the prayer circle, again to pray for all those in need, especially all those on the CMR list.

Here is our daily vote for our great CMR crew. We appreciate all you do for all of us and we love ya!

Don't forget to swing by King Meeko's and Queen Angel Bootz's page and drop them off a vote and let them know what a great reign they've had.

So, I guess that's about it until I see you at the coronation at 3pm CDT, this afternoon. Take care and I love you all!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

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05/31/2014 08:39.15 AM Report This Comment
Hello, EveryKitty!
How are all of you, today? I do hope everyone has had a great week. I've been asked about the date and time of the coronation and I can only tell you that it will be on Caturday, probably sometime between 2-3pm central. I'm waiting for a confirmation from King Meeko and Queen Angel Bootz. As soon as I hear something, I'll post it here on the CMR page.
Mom had her first PT session and it went well. They found the problem to be from Mom's back and neck muscles. Tight muscles in her back cause the neck muscles to tighten up, too. Then it putts pressure on the neck vertebrae causing them to twist. So, they will be working on that, but the therapist thinks Mom will feel a lot better real soon. They are waiting for approval from Mom's insurance and then they will set up a schedule. So far, so good!

Well, this will be the 2nd to last of our state parks. A short one, today.

Rock Island State Park is an 883 acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rock Rivers. The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. These overlooks are some of the most scenic and significant along the Eastern Highland Rim. Great Falls is a 30 foot horseshoe cascading waterfall, located below the 19th century cotton textile mill that it powered over 100 years ago. Rock Island became a Tennessee State Park in 1969.

The Caney Fork River Gorge contains scenic overlooks, waterfalls, deep pools and limestone paths perfect for hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and exploring. The park’s whitewater sections attract professional freestyle kayakers from around the world. It also features a natural sand beach and boating access on Center Hill Lake.

Rock Island State Park has some of the finest Tennessee State Park cabins. All ten, three bedroom, two bathroom cabins, are open year-round. They are located a half-mile from the natural sand beach along the Caney Fork River. The park also has two campgrounds offering 60 different campsites that can accommodate RVs, trailers and tents. The Rock Island area was used for a considerable number of exterior shots and stunts in the 1994 Sylvester Stallone film, The Specialist.

We are joining the prayer circle, again to pray for all those in need, especially all those on the CMR list.

Don't forget to go by K. Meeko's and Angel Bootz's page #17441 and let them know how much they are appreciated.

Here is my daily vote for our great CMR crew. We appreciate all you do for all of us. We have a great community!

I'll see you all, tomorrow. Thanks so much for your votes and support. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

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05/30/2014 11:30.27 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning CC Family!
We are expecting showers today. That means no sunbeams for me to bathe in. Not fair! We had a low of 61 this morning and our high is supposed to be around 78-80. I hope the sun comes out sometime today! Mom is getting ready to go to her PT and Dad has already left for work. That makes it easy for Mom to post my blog. And of course, we have another state park for you to look at. This one is only about 18 miles from us.

Standing Stone State Park is located in Standing Stone State Forest on the Cumberland Plateau. The park takes its name from the Standing Stone, a 12 foot tall rock standing upright on a sandstone ledge, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two Indian nations. When the rock fell, the Indians placed a portion of it upon an improvised monument to preserve it. The stone is still preserved in nearby Monterey, Tenn.
In the 1930’s, Standing Stone was an area plagued with soil erosion and sub-marginal lands. With the assistance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Work Projects Administration (WPA), the Resettlement Administration and U.S. Forest Service, the area was made productive again. They were able to relocate area farmers to better land, stop soil erosion, reforest and develop recreational opportunities. The site became a Tennessee State Park in 1939.

Standing Stone State Park has more than eight miles of day-use hiking trails, providing access to some of the park’s loveliest areas. Trails range from easy to strenuous and pass into virgin woods through vivid wildflowers and over-flowing streams and around beautiful Standing Stone Lake.

The park is equipped with 36 campsites, each with grill, picnic table, water and electricity. There are also 17 historic WPA cabins and seven more modern cabins available that can be reserved up to a year in advance. All cabins are completely equipped for housekeeping including appliances, microwave oven, cooking utensils and linens. The park has three group lodges ranging in size and accommodations.

The Tea Room at Standing Stone is the only conference-style meeting room available. It can accommodate up to 80 people and is approximately 800 square feet. The Tea Room also includes a large back deck and five picnic tables. Great views of the lake and natural scenery make it an ideal location for wedding receptions, family reunions and small conferences.

The famous National Rolley Hole Marble Tournament is held here every September. The largest of its kind, the tournament has been an annual event at the park for more than 30 years. Players come from all over the United States to compete in the unique local game.

Today's pictures are: 1- Standing Stone Lake. 2- the area where the National Rolley Hole Marble Tournament is held and 3 is one of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) cabins.

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05/29/2014 11:20.42 AM Report This Comment
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We are continuing in the prayer circle for all the kitties, doggies and hoomans who are in need of our prayers today! This includes all those on the CMR list as well as any others that are in need. Thank you for your prayers for Mom. I'll keep you posted.

I'm dropping off a vote for our incredible CMR crew for all they do, above and beyond the call of duty. We love you!

Stop on over to King Meeko's and Queen Angel Bootz's page with a vote and let them know how great their reign has been.

And, again I think you all so much for your votes and support for my COTM and I hope you enjoy exploring today's state park. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

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05/29/2014 11:19.24 AM Report This Comment
To All My CC Family!
I'm sorry this is so late tonight, but Mom and Dad have been busy all day! Mom saw her neurologist about the pain she's been having on the right side of her neck. Seems there are bone spurs and arthritis, but no pinched nerve. He recommended physical therapy to try for 6 weeks. So, Mom set that up and she will go tomorrow for the first session. That is good, so far, no surgery! She asked him about the numbness in her thumb and he said that may take take 6-7 months to go away. That is not so good, but I guess she will just have to live with it until it goes away.
The weather is definitely getting warmer and it will be summer in a few short weeks! Mom is hoping the forecast for our area is true. The weather hoomans are saying our summer will be cooler than normal! WooHoo! Mom doesn't handle the heat too well, but I love it! The sunnier it is, the better I love it. This morning we woke up to a temp of 59 and it rose during the day to a nice 80. It was slightly overcast, so that made it kinda muggy. It was nice and warm in the sunroom for me.

Today, I bring you another state park! Surprise! MOL! With 54 state park in Tennessee, you didn't really think I would run out of them, did you? Anyway, this one is a smaller one.

Red Clay State Historic Park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land. The park site was the last seat of Cherokee national government before the 1838 enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 by the U.S. military, which resulted in most of the Cherokee people in the area being forced to emigrate west. Eleven general councils were held between 1832 and 1837. Red Clay is where the Trail of Tears really began, for it was at the Red Clay Council Grounds that the Cherokee learned that they had lost their mountains, streams and valleys forever.
The park is home to a natural landmark, Blue Hole Spring, which arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system. The spring was used by the Cherokee for their water supply during council meetings.

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05/28/2014 03:50.50 PM Report This Comment
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Red Clay State Historic Park has a 100-person capacity picnic pavilion and 18 individual picnic tables. The picnic shelter may be reserved up to one year in advance and is equipped with a grill, a water fountain and restrooms. Individual picnic tables each have a grill and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park also features an amphitheater that can seat up to 500 people. The amphitheater can be reserved and often used for musical and theatrical performances.

The James F. Corn Interpretive Facility contains exhibits on the 19th century Cherokee, the Trail of Tears, Cherokee art, a video theater, gift shop and small library.

Please, remember all the sick, injured and lost in your prayers, especially those on the CMR list. We have you all in our prayers, every day.

Don't forget to go by K. Meeko's and Angel Bootz's page #17441 and let them know how much they are appreciated.

I want to wish all the Mommies a very Happy Mother's Day! Do something special for yourself tomorrow, or let someone do it for you!

Here is my daily vote for our great CMR crew. We appreciate all you do for all of us. We have a great community!

I'll see you all, tomorrow. Thanks so much for your votes and support. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

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05/28/2014 03:50.01 PM Report This Comment
Happy Mewsday, Furiends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and celebration! As I said before, we didn't so anything special, cuz Dad had to work, but we did fly our flag in honor of all those who gave their lives for us! Today is sorta overcast, but very warm. Makes it really muggy out there. I'm sure glad I don't go outside. It's nice in the house! My fursibs are all crazy for wanting to be outside.

So, today I bring you another of Tennessee's state parks. I think I'll have enough to finish out the month and then we'll go on to something else for June. Sound okay to you? Good. So, here it is:

Henry Horton State Park was constructed in the 1960s on the estate of the former governor of Tennessee, Henry Horton. The park is located on the shores of the historic Duck River, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Remnants of a mill and bridge operated and used by the family of Horton’s spouse for over a century may be seen today on the Wilhoite Mill Trail.

The park offers several lodging options, including an inn, eight cabins, 56 RV campsites, 10 tent campsites, nine primitive campsites and three backcountry campsites. There are also three group campsites available. The inn features The Governor's Table Restaurant, open seven days a week.

The Buford Ellington championship golf course at Henry Horton State Park is one of the finest courses in the state of Tennessee. This challenging course is heavily treed with hardwoods and contains 37 bunkers.

Duck River anglers can catch largemouth and smallmouth and red-eye bass and catfish, among many other species.

The Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range includes five skeet fields, two trap fields and a lodge building with concessions. Gun rental and ammo are available. A picnic shelter is available for large shoots or related gatherings. No pullers provided. Must be 18 years of age or youth sportsman. A valid hunter education card required for shooters under the age of 18.

The pictures are as follows: 1 is the Duck River, 1 is the boat access and 3 is the skeet range.
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We are joining paws in the prayer circle to pray for all the kitties and hoomans in need. We're happy that all of the missing kitties found their way back home and we hope they don't "disappear", again!

King Meeko and Queen Angel Bootz are getting close to the end of their reign and are looking forward to a nice vacation. Let's all go by and continue to pounce on their votey button 'til the end of the month and tell they what great royalty they are.

And here is a vote for our pawsome CMR team for all they do for us. They've been so kind about coming by to paw me a vote every day, too! Thank you!

I am so appreciative of all the kitties and their families ho have come by with blogs and votes for my COTM. So, I hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll see ya, tomorrow. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

05/27/2014 02:27.24 PM Report This Comment
Dear CC Family!
We were thrilled to learn that Josie Mae came home safe and sound and with a present for her Mom, too! It didn't sound like Mom was particularly happy about it, though. Was it a peace offering from her little girl? Perhaps, or maybe a new toy that she could play with in the house? Either way, Josie is home and her family is more than happy. All of our prayers and angel dust have worked another miracle. Welcome home, Josie Mae! Now, dear Monty can go ahead with his pawty plans.

Speaking of prayers, we are joining paws with all those in the prayer circle who are praying for all the kitties, doggies and hoomans who have needs, especially those on the CMR list. We pray also for the homeless and the lost. And we thank all those who are still praying for my Mom and Dad. Dad's elbow seems to be finally settling down. A little fluid, but not much. Mom's thumb is still half numb, but the tenderness is getting less. Mom was a real dummy, Caturday. She went out to cut some dead branches out of her hydrangea that suffered from the very cold winter and she neglected to put on her back brace. Last night her hip, back and neck really were painful. She went to bed early and thankfully, is feeling much better today. She knows she needs to put that brace on if she's gonna do anything that required bending over.

We are here to leave out daily vote for our great CMR team. We thank you for all you do for all of us. Thank you much!

And I say thank you for coming to my page to leave me blogs and votes for my COTM. You are an pawsome group of kitties and I love you all! My special blog for today follows this, It was too much for one page...MOL! Guess I got a little long winded.

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

05/26/2014 12:48.28 PM Report This Comment
Today is a Day
that is set aside every year to honor all of the men and women who bravely and unselfishly gave it all, so that we can live in a country free from tyranny. I told you I'd bring something special for you today and here are 2 poems for the fallen and a prayer to all who are still serving our country. We honor our fallen, our veterans and our active duty military. We thank you all for your service!

The Silence Remembers

So quiet. So peaceful. A hush over all.
Gentle sunbeams through the trees fall.
Not a sound of brave men dying,
Only the trees are softly sighing,
"Liberty." Yes, they paid the price.

How so unfair that some are gone,
While we continue living on,
This cost of freedom gives me grief,
Then whispers every branch and leaf,
"Equality." Yes, they're alive.

Shouts into my mind come crashing,
Noise of battles, armies clashing,
Hush! These men died for each other,
The wind itself, breathes like no other,
"Fraternity." Yes, we're family.

A peace. A calm. Deep in my mind,
A comfort unexplained I find,
An inspiration comes to me,
A one word prayer for my country,
"Unity." Yes, we will meet again.

By Paul Berchtold, June, 2011

The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem

We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.

In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.

They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.

By Joanna Fuchs

A Memorial Day Prayer

Dear Father, I pray that You will protect the lives of the men and women of our armed forces. When they must go into battle, shield them about with a hedge of protection. Command Your angels concerning them to guard them in all their ways. Surround them on all sides, and let no weapon formed against them prosper. Let no harm befall them, no disaster come near their tent. Satisfy them with long life and show them Your salvation. In Jesus' name, Amen. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Love, Duchess

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05/26/2014 11:51.53 AM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon, Furiends!
Mom wanted to get this out before she went to church, this morning, but it didn't happen. Oh, well. We were supposed to have a high in the lower 80s with only a 20% chance of showers, but guess what! It started raining about 9am and we've already received 1 1/2 inches! What was supposed to be a nice day turned out to be very soggy!

I think you'll like today's state park. There is absolutely something for everyone!

Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The park was once the center of iron industry in Middle Tennessee. The park’s namesake, Montgomery Bell, formed one of the largest iron industries in Tennessee. Iron was once thought to be more valuable than gold and was a very lucrative industry at the time.
The site of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church is also located at Montgomery Bell State Park. The church was founded in 1810 in the log cabin home of Reverend Samuel McAdow. A replica of the cabin and a church are located within the park.

Montgomery Bell State Park is equipped with a conference center that can host up to 500 people. The onsite restaurant is open every day and available to cater events. Within the center, the inn offers 120 rooms and five suites. The park also has eight environmentally-friendly modern cabins available for rent.

The park’s campground can accommodate 60 ft. campers on most electrical sites. The campground has on-site sewer at 40 sites and can accommodate small pop-up campers and large RVs. There are 94 campsites available at the park.

Group Camp One was built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The camp is in a rustic setting and is considered an historic landmark. The buildings are constructed of hand-hewn stone. The 47 rustic cabins, which do not have air conditioning or heating, sleep 120 people.

There are many activities to try at the park. Most notably, are hiking, biking, golf and fishing. There are nearly 19 miles of trails throughout the park with one that follows the circumference of the park. The Par 72, 18-hole golf course is a local treasure. The clubhouse, with snack bar and pro shop, also has a furnished patio that can be reserved for events.

There are three lakes within Montgomery Bell State Park for fishing and boating. Paddle boats, jon boats, and canoes are available for rent at the park.

We are continuing to pray for all those in need of prayers. Our angels are out scouring the landscape for any signs of Josie Mae and will try to lead her home. We're glad the others have all returned home!

Don't foget to go by King Meeko's and Queen Anger Bootz's page and pounce on their votey button. They are doing a great job as our royalty for May!

I am so thankful for all of you who have come by my page and left votes for my COTM and I'm glad you like my blogs, too. I am wishing you all a very happy and safe Memorial Day and remember the fallen.

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

05/25/2014 12:42.55 PM Report This Comment
good Morning, All!
Good Morning, All!

Looks like we are having beautiful weather for our Memorial Day weekend and I hope you all are, too! We're supposed to get up to about 78-80 with lots of sunshine. Today, I bring you another of Tennessee's Civil War forts. It's one of our smaller state parks.

Johnsonville State Historic Park is named for former President Andrew Johnson and Union Military Governor during the Civil War. This 2000-acre park located in Humphreys County, commemorates the site of the Battle of Johnsonville and the historic town site that existed from 1864-1944 prior to the formation of Kentucky Lake. The park has two large forts, the upper and lower redoubts that are open for visitors. Additionally, original Union breastworks (rifle pits) are preserved throughout the park in various areas.
In 2012, the park opened a new welcome center, museum and gift shop that offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the Civil War and the 1864 Battle of Johnsonville. There is also information about the 80 year history of Old Johnsonville, the town that grew up around the Union supply depot in 1864 and was flooded by Kentucky Lake in the spring of 1944.

Each year on the anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville, Nov. 4th and 5th, the park staff provides a walking tour. The 1.5 hour tour includes an interpretive talk about the Battle of Johnsonville and leads visitors to various areas pertaining to the historic 1864 Civil War battle.

The park offers year-round bank fishing. The most abundant are catfish, brim, bass and shell-crackers. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required. There is also one small picnic area with 12 open picnic sites with tables and most have grills. The restrooms are found in this area, also. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

The park has approximately 10 miles of hiking trails. The pictures are as follows, 1- Kentucky Lake, 2, The Visitor Center and 3, a sunset from the overlook.

Again, we are joining paws with all those in the prayer circle to pray for those in need, especially those on the CMR list. For those who are traveling this weekend, we pray for your protection.

Pounce on over to King Meeko's and Queen Angel Bootz's page and let them know what a great job they are doing and how much they are appreciated.

To our wonderful CMR crew, we leave you a very appreciative vote for all you do for us. Thanks a bunch!

Thank you all for the support, blogs and votes that you have left for my COTM. I am most appreciative. I'm wishing you all a very happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend! Take care, dear furiends and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,

Duchess

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05/24/2014 10:16.57 AM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon, Furiends!
Do you remember Davy Crockett, "King of the Wild Frontier"? Well, today we're gonna visit his birthplace. I hope you enjoy seeing it. Mom remembers watching Fess Parker as Davy Crockett when she was young.

David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was born near the town of Limestone, Tenn. in 1786. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park commemorates the birthplace of this famous Tennessean. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County. While serving in Congress, he fought for his people’s right to keep land they had settled on in the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park became a state park in 1973.
This 105-acre historic park just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River is maintained as a memorial to Davy Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits. Nearby is the Cherokee National Forest and his father’s Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park has 88 campsites. Forty have full hook-ups (water, electric and sewer), 30 sites have water and electric only and there are 18 primitive tent sites with no hook-up. The RV campsites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RV’s. The campground is located near the scenic Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.

The Nolichucky River provides fishing opportunities for a variety of fish including, smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redeye and catfish.

There are three picnic pavilions, two of which can be reserved by the public. All pavilions are equipped with grills and nearby restrooms.

We are joining our paws with all those who are here in the prayer circle. As we pray, we remember Timmy's Mom, Josie Mae, Rhoamin's Aunt Joyce, Dolly's Mom and Dad, Sir Pushkin's Mom, Jynxx, who is getting lots of meds and Angel Tinker's Mom. And we pray for all the homeless and the lost among all those that we don't even know. May God will touch each and every one is a very special way.

Let's all go by King Meeko's and Queen Angel Bootz's page, drop a vote and tell them how much they are loved and appreciated.

Here's our vote for our awesome CMR crew as they work their fingers to the bone in keeping us all together and provide us with all the news . Thanks for all you do!

I thank you all for coming to my page and voting for me for COTM for June. I love to read your blogs and I hope you are enjoying mine.

So, I hope you all have a wonderful day and a super wonderful Memorial Day weekend, too. I will have something special for you on Monday for Memorial Day. Take care and I love you all!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

05/23/2014 04:25.16 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning, EveryKitty!
Today we are looking at one of the Civil War forts in Tennessee, Ft. Pillow.

Located on the western edge of Tennessee, approximately 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in historic and archaeological significance. Steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made this area a strategic location during the Civil War. The fort was originally built by Confederate troops in 1861 and named after General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. It was abandoned in 1862 due to the Union Navy’s advancement along the Mississippi River. The area became a state park in 1971.

The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow is known for its well-preserved breastworks (Breastworks are so called as they are hastily constructed to breast height to give temporary protection from attackers.) and reconstructed inner fort. The park’s museum offers Civil War artifacts including a canon and interpretive displays relating to the history of Fort Pillow. There is a 12 minute video on the 1864 Battle shown by request as well as tours of the museum and restored fortifications. The museum is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fort Pillow State Historic Park was designated as a Wildlife Observation Area by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and is frequented by bird watchers.

The park offers a rustic campground with 32 campsites for tent camping. There is a moderately difficult five mile hiking trail to backcountry camping. Fort Pillow State Park also has a picnic area overlooking Fort Pillow Lake providing visitors with tables, grills. There is one centrally located picnic pavilion that may be reserved and is ideal for family reunions. Restrooms and a playground are nearby.

Picture 1 is Ft. Pillow Lake, 2 is one of the breasworks and 3 is a swinging bridge.

We continue to keep all the kitties and hoomans that are in need in our thoughts and prayers.

Let's all go by King Meeko's and Angel Bootz's page #17441 and let them know how what a great job they're doing.

For our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. Thanks for all you do!

I hope everyone is having a great day and I'll see you all, tomorrow. Thanks so much for your votes and support. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

05/22/2014 11:14.21 AM Report This Comment
Good Afternoon, Dear Furiends!
Mom and Dad had to take a friend to Cookeville to her doctor this morning. She doesn't drive and to take the public transportation, would be an all day affair. They take several people, so they have to leave early enough for the first appointment and stay until the last one is finished and ready to go. Mom and Dad just can't see her spending all day sitting or standing around! They take her to 2 different doctors every 6 months. It gives them a chance to eat out...MOL.

Today, I have another park for you to look at. It's the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park began as a local park constructed by the Works Progress Administration, a Depression Era work recovery program. Now, as a Tennessee State Park, it is home to the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum situated on one of the highest points in West Tennessee, Pilot Knob. The center features the life ways and customs of folks on the Tennessee River including musseling, crafts, commercial fishing and more. Several videos on park history, Civil War history and river life are shown upon request. The gift shop offers a large variety of items related to the park story as well as Tennessee State Park souvenirs. The park contains more than 25 miles of hiking trails.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park was named after a Confederate cavalry leader, General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Although a controversial figure, Forrest is remembered by some as a noted military tactician of the Civil War. On November 4, 1864, he attacked and destroyed the Johnsonville Federal supply and munitions depot across the river at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. The area was designated a state park in 1963.

The park is located on Kentucky Lake where fishing is very prominent. Commercial marinas and public boat docks are located nearby and three boating accesses are available in the park at no cost. Fishermen may catch smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass, sauger, crappie, bream and catfish.

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05/21/2014 02:12.00 PM Report This Comment
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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park features eight cabins overlooking the Kentucky Lake. Six cabins offer two bedrooms with two full-size beds in each room and full baths. One cabin is accessible to persons with a disability and is equipped with three beds and two accessible bathrooms. There is also one rustic log cabin located on a secluded ridge overlooking Kentucky Lake. The historic log cabin includes a full-sized bed, pullout couch, a wood burning fireplace, a full bathroom, full kitchen and a covered back porch complete with a glider and rocking chairs to overlook Kentucky Lake.

The park also offers three campgrounds, two of those being primitive. The Happy Hollow camping area has 37 sites, each equipped with tables, grills, water and electrical hookups. The second campground is primitive camping with 13 available sites. Water is available, but not at each site. The third campground is reserved for supervised youth groups such as scouts. It is located on Kentucky Lake near the park office.

We continue to keep all the kitties and hoomans that are in need in our thoughts and prayers.

Don't forget to go by K. Meeko's and Angel Bootz's page #17441 and let them know how much they are appreciated.

For our wonderful CMR crew, here is your daily vote. Thanks for all you do!

I hope everyone is having a great day and I'll see you all, tomorrow. Thanks so much for your votes and support. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Spanky Jack, #38743 daily in July!, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

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