Monday, May 28, 2018

Before those other wars there were other wars

And Daniel Boone was there.

I took a road trip the other day and encountered this plaque:



I am surprised that this monument has not been destroyed, but I assume it is just a matter of time until it is torn down. The East is full of history and it is being erased by communists. What Sheridan said about Indians also applies to commies.

8 comments:

ricpic said...

The fugue-like cutting of that dueling banjos scene by director John Boorman was genius. And if that sounds pretentious...so be it.
Ah, to be young and on top of your game.

edutcher said...

Dan'l was at Braddock's Defeat, so he learned young what not to do.

Sixty Grit said...

My brother lives in a place named after General Braddock and the way he tells it is places were named after Braddock everywhere he went, right up until he went no farther.

edutcher said...

That's SW PA. Great part of the country.

The Blonde and I have been there several times; unfortunately, the actual site of Braddock's Defeat (it really started the first truly world war) is occupied by a steel mill.

chickelit said...

Nice Scruggs rolls at the link.

Sixty Grit said...

At the bottom of the plaque is the line "In Tablet is Metal of U.S.S. Maine", which kind of ties this story to the San Juan Hill story.

deborah said...

Thanks, Sixty, wonderful info and beauty in that plaque. Haven't read wiki bio yet.

Man that duet. I love when the actual song starts. It feels like going over a waterfall.

Sixty Grit said...

Thanks, Deborah, and that movie is the source of the saying "Turn around when you hear banjos". That is always good advice.