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Antique Three-BRANCH Candelabra by tmulcahy
Antique Three-BRANCH Candelabra
This tree was likely bent as a signpost, many years ago. They are more often found on the east coast (along the Appalachian Trail), and in a line of states running east to west, including Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. They are also found in Arkansas, left by Cherokee there. There are several still in existance in the Sandia mountains of Albuquerque. Usually there is only one branch, bent twice to indicate direction. However, I just read that they could be used not only to indicate directions of travel, but also safe fords of streams, shortcuts over ridges and permanent sources of water and shelter. It is on a large old trail, next to an old streambed.  It could be that this was used to indicate several things at once. The process of bending a tree, often in two places, took a long time, and some were abandoned before completion. Of course, maybe it just grew that way. ;) (Wink)




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altergromit Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav on "Just Crow"! :D
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CounterTenor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the3D Llama Badge !!!
WalnutHill Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Photographer

:love: :iconthistleplz: :love:

FallOut99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hello and thank you! Marilyn Kiss 
SlackTheLoyalMech Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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