Thursday, August 30, 2012

David Crockett State Park

Well yesterday Rog took me out to the Golden Lantern Grill in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. We had a fine meal and shared an anniversary piece of chocolate cake.
I am posting early because….well I got things ready and why not keep my peeps guessing what time I will post next LOL
IMG_3221Covered bridge
IMG_3231The lake
On our way back home we went through David Crockett State Park. It is a nice park. Like the one we last stayed in it is big. They have swimming pools with diving boards (closed), restaurant (closed) Not sure if they are closed for the season or just plain closed because the state cannot afford to run them. They have camping and a lake. They also have a visitor center with programs on nature and life back in the day. It was a pretty ride. We also saw deer and turkeys.

  • IMG_3253Look carefully between the barbed wire and see two deer.  It was getting late so the camera was working hard.


The sky was beautiful last night too. I love to watch the clouds.
We worked on a few things around the house. It is a bit breezy with Isaac coming this way. They seem to think we will miss most if not all of the rain here. We will wait and see.
About David Crockett and this park.
David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on 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.

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