Wedowee 2

Last week someone asked me about the name Wedowee. So I searched a while and discovered that Wedowee, means “old water” in the Creek language. It was the name of a Muscogee Creek Indian chief whose town was located adjacent to the small stream.

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In the early1830’s, as a result of the passage of the Indian Removal Act, Andrew Jackson came into the Deep South and used military force to remove the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole, people to the “Indian Lands” located further west. This became known as the “Trail of Tears”.

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I realize that is probably the oddest series that you ever seen of a lake trip. Where’s the lake.

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Well I thought that I would include one. Saturday night was the night before the  super moon which was the year’s closest full moon.  I took this from the pier.

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8 Comments

  1. Otto von Münchow July 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Another wonderful captured series from a natural environment. All the pictures are beautiful, but my favourite is the cricket. I love the perspective that shows the little creature in the big forest of grass. It seems so fragile.

    • Phillip July 10, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      Thank you Otto. The little grasshopper is one of my favorites too. I just might have to get that one printed.

  2. Jimi Jones July 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Really great series of images, Phillip. All so nicely done.

    I Had not heard the name Muscogee since my days in the Army (Ft Benning) when I stayed off post in Muscogee County Georgia. A little town called Columbus was on the border with Phoenix City Alabama, an area you may well be familiar with. Fond memories of that area. 🙂

    • Phillip July 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks Jimi. I used to have a couple of customers that were located in Columbus, Ga. and Phoenix City. They were great people, but it was a long drive from Birmingham. A little known fact about Phoenix City is that even though technically it is located inside the Central Time Zone, the city operates on Eastern Time.

  3. lensscaper July 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    That’s a great set of images, Phillip. But that cricket is the one with those crazy long antennae that grab me.

    • Phillip July 15, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks Andy. Those antennae are long!

  4. Andrew Graeme Gould July 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    A beautiful series, Phillip. The lake looks quite magical!

    • Phillip August 1, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      I appreciate it Andrew!

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