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  • Trail Marker Trees: Lecture and Meet the Author

    When: October 24, 2013 6:30: PM - 8:00 PM

    Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center


    Before street signs and road maps, Native American travelers needed a navigational system to help them find their way. They created unique “road signs” by shaping young saplings into specific designs, now called Trail Marker Trees. These trees were part of an extensive navigational system in our country long before European settlers arrived.

    Author and artist Dennis Downes has spent nearly thirty years researching these historical landmarks by locating, documenting, photographing, sketching, and doing what he can to help protect these endangered trail marker trees.

    Come join us for an exciting evening of learning more about these fascinating trees, how they were shaped, their significance, and where you can find them today.

    (Find out more about Dennis Downes' book, Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through The Wilderness at trailmarkertree.com Copies of his book will be available at the time of the presentation. Cash or check only please.)

    To register, call 720-497-7600 or visit our website.