- 18 Replies
- MemberAugust 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm
What a great piece of history we get to see when looking through the old conveyances. Thanks for posting.
- MemberAugust 11, 2022 at 7:57 pm
Oh geezus, what a nightmare to locate that one. ???? I’m guessing a whole lot of occupation went into determining that boundary…
- MemberAugust 11, 2022 at 8:57 pm
That sounds like it is near the spot where George Washington threw a dollar across the Potomac River. Seems like a long way to throw a dollar but money went a lot farther back then.
- MemberAugust 11, 2022 at 9:06 pm
@tom-bushelman I really hated to hit the like button, but it was such a cheesy joke I had to.
- MemberAugust 11, 2022 at 10:03 pmPosted by: @john-giles
I’ve talked about this description several times over the years. It’s dated 1753. Was created in 1730
That floored me. ??200 shoots? How could you possibly define that on the ground?
Kinda sad the way Native Americans got screwed at every opportunity. ????
- MemberAugust 12, 2022 at 12:16 am
“Fishing, Sowling, Hawking, Hunting…”
What is Sowling? I looked it up and found a few definitions, all very old:
1. Food eaten with bread.
2. Dragging or pulling an animal by the ears.
3. A unit of land of 160 acres.
- MemberAugust 16, 2022 at 5:36 pm
I guess it gets under my skin, a little when, people paint the picture of casinos on native lands …. with natives rolling in money. It may be the case for the majority of nations. However, when I go home, I mainly see poverty, crime, and vice. Who knows, maybe we could benefit from a casino or two?
- MemberAugust 17, 2022 at 1:51 amPosted by: @firestix
Who knows, maybe we could benefit from a casino or two?
I don’t know, I assume casinos come with their own set of challenges. But at the end of the day it’s a business and to have a leadership group (apparently) not ever look into such a proven business model seems like a real disservice to their community to me…
- MemberAugust 22, 2022 at 4:52 pmPosted by: @jmbsurvey2023
@kevin-hines 200′ to 400′ would be 67.xx to 133.xx yds and not 300.
i mistakenly put the foot tick. the information I viewed was 200 – 400 yards so I used the mean distance of 300 yards. Long bows of the Native Americans in the 1700s would take all of the strength of a grown man just to pull the bow string back to shooting position. I can visualize a shot of 200 to 300 yards without questioning the capabilities of the bow or the shooter. Anything further, I begin to get skeptical.
Thanks for catching my mistake.
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