Friday, January 20, 2006

Lake Allatoona, part II, or pre Lake Allatoona, part minus 1

This is a continuation of Allatoona Lake that I talked about yesterday. Or this is about the part of the area which is now under water, but was once a thriving farm community. The name of the area is Allatoona Pass.

The lake was created in the early 1950s. About where Allatoon Dam is was Allatoona Pass. My great grandfather, William A. Trammell's (soon to be William A. Hunter) Confedrate Unit, 39th North Carolina Inf, Company I, fought at Allatoona Pass after they fought at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. William was wounded, shot in the knee at Kennesaw Mountain, so his fighting days (in the war) was over. But his friends fought at Allatoona Pass. What they were fighting over at that particular spot on the map was I think control of the railroad tracks that went in between two very high steep inclined hills or small mountains.

Only a few miles away from Allatoona Pass is the town of Cartersville. The Etowah River flows by the Pass, on by Cartersville, then by the Etowah Indian Mounds which is just a couple of miles outside of town.

The Mounds are big, some bigger than others. It has been discovered that on top of the highest mound, you can see at a certain minute twice a year, as the Sun rises in the east it shoots a beam of sunlight between these two high steep hills which lights up everything in such an awesome way, you think you are getting a message from God. There are a good number of people who come and witness this twice a year. Some are the hippy types and some are very religious.

What is the message from God saying? The only thing I can think it might say is: "Gotcha!"

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7 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

There are mounds in WV, too, and one very close to where I grew up. Most mounds have symbolic meaning, sort of like Stonehenge.

12:59 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I agree!
I think they are in certain positions to point out things out "thar beyond".

1:09 PM  
Blogger Johnny Reb said...

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3:06 PM  
Blogger Johnny Reb said...

Interesting blog. Keep up the good work.

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6:28 PM  
Blogger Johnny Reb said...

Interesting blog. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Johnny Reb
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11:07 PM  
Blogger Johnny Reb said...

Interesting blog. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Johnny Reb
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1:45 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Allatoona Pass int unerwate. It exissts very much as it was in 1864. See Allatoona Pass Battlefield Park. Ggreat blog, too.

7:07 PM  

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