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Trail of Tears

Largely due to our lack of knowledge and research, our visit to the the Trail of Tears was not what Damon or I expected.  We assumed that similar to most of the historical sites that we had visited in the surrounding area, that the Trail of Tears would have something to do with the Civil War.  We were wrong.

The Trail of Tears commemorates the path taken by thousands of Native Americans (mainly Cherokees) as they were mistreated and forced under poor living conditions to leave their lands in the … Continue reading