Coverage of Gatlinburg area fires

Coverage from the terrible fires in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park area of Tennessee from WATE in Knoxville:

Official updates from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Team Coverage from the Knoxville News

Two Egg T-shirts & books for Christmas!

We are asked from time to time if Two Egg, Florida t-shirts and other items are available. The answer is yes!

Just pick from the items below by scrolling down and clicking on the one that you would like to order! They will be delivered in plenty of time for Christmas:

 

Annual Robert E. Long Cane Syrup Day set for December 3!

Two Egg’s beloved annual Robert E. Long Cane Syrup Day is coming up on December 3, 2016. Please scroll down to see the poster for more information, but first enjoy this special look back at last year’s event:

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Wedding Oak at Prospect Bluff in Apalachicola National Forest of Florida

The historic Wedding Oak at Fort Gadsden in the Apalachicola National Forest is not Florida’s oldest tree, but this beautiful old live oak has a remarkable history:

Fort Gadsden is now part of Prospect Bluff Historic Sites in the Apalachicola National Forest. The park is located near Sumatra, Florida.

Please click here for directions and to make sure the site is open before visiting.

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The 1836 Attack on Roanoke, Georgia

The most significant Native American victory of the Creek War of 1836 was the Creek Indian attack on Roanoke, Georgia.

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The historical marker for Roanoke is located on the west side of GA-39 between Rood Creek Landing Road and Rood Creek Road Connector 2.5 miles south of Florence Marina State Park. Nearby Rood Creek Park is a great place for a picnic lunch.

The Creek War of 1836 was the last major stand by elements of the Creek Nation against forced removal to what is now Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. Watch for Two Egg TV’s coming documentary on this conflict.

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The Rood Dude: Bigfoot of Southwest Georgia

The “Rood Dude” is a Bigfoot or Sasquatch type creature that is said to live along Rood Creek in Southwest Georgia. Two Egg TV spent a little time at Rood Creek recently and has the tale:

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Election Returns from Jackson County, Florida

Final unofficial election results from Jackson County, FL are now available. Just click the play button below to watch a video display of all local races:


 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: General Election in Jackson County, Florida

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Blue Springs State Park near Clio, Alabama

Alabama’s Blue Springs State Park is known for two large pools fed by a natural spring that pours out 3,600 gallons of water per minute. The spring is an important source of water for the Choctawhatchee River.

Blue Springs State Park is open 365 days per year. Hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Oct. 1-Feb. 28) and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (March 1 – Sept. 30). Admission is $4 per person (ages 12-61), $1 for seniors (62+), $1 for kids (4-11) and free for kids 3 and under.

To learn more, please visit http://alapark.com/blue-springs-state-park.

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Providence Canyon – A visit to Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon

Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area is a state park in Southwest Georgia that preserves one of the most unique geological areas in the South:

The park is open 7 days per week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time from September 15-April 14 and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from April 15-September 14. The visitor center is open on weekends from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area near Lumpkin, Georgia.
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area near Lumpkin, Georgia.

The cost to visit is $5 per vehicle.

In addition to the canyons, the park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, 3 Pioneer Campsites and 6 Backcountry Campsites. Pull-in camping with hookups is available at nearby Florence Marina State Park.

Providence Canyon State Park is located at 8930 Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, GA 31815. GPS: N 32.064445 | W -84.921913.

More information: www.exploresouthernhistory.com or www.gastateparks.org.

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