BigDog/SamCorrero-Mississippi Hill Country

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by BigDogAdventures, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    Looking forward to riding with you again and meeting up with "The Man, The Myth, The Legend...Sam Correo."
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  2. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    Mark, thanks for another great story! I always enjoy your reports. :thumb

    BTW, kudzu is taking over the woodlands of the south at an astonishing rate. :ddog

    If you don't have it in your state you are better off for it, and at the first sign of it everybody in the state needs to turn out with shovels in hand -- dig it up, and then burn it roots and all.

    IMHO
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  3. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    Thanks again Mark for the very interesting insight into Sam and his work.

    BTW, that Kudzu is some interesting stuff. Seems some fellow with a PHD imported it to use as a cattle feed. He's still trying to teach cattle to climb trees.:D
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  4. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Darn, guess I'll have to spring for another bike yet. I still have stuff for a KLR 650 I've never sold or wanted to. May as well be another one of those.
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  5. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Nice RR!! I live just off the South end of the MSHCT and a I rode it for the first time this past weekend with a couple of inmates. Can't wait to try the Southbound leg! :clap

    Oh, and we decided the little shelter was probably a Tornado /storm shelter:
    [​IMG]
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  6. fltclark

    fltclark Adventurer

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    I live about 30 miles west of Cascilla and love to ride there and around Carrollton. A friend and I did the MHCR two weeks ago. We overnighted in Madison and left Gluckstat the next morning. We didn't realize that it had rained during the night. The ride was a lot of fun, but, like you said, it's a different deal when wet. We had to go around a couple of places that were too deep and rutted.

    Thanks for the RR and favorable comments about our state. A great place to live!

    fletcher clark
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  7. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Yeh--it looked like to me it really wouldn't take that much rain to get mucky.

    I am glad to drop the favorable comments---people were just so dang friendly---black or white---just didn't seem to matter. It just put a smile on my face. Of course I returned the friendlyness---but I'm always smiling at everything and am usually the first to say "Hi".



    That idea came to my mind to---there was nothing around tho--maybe an old house use to be there--one heck of a storm shelter.

    Mark
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  8. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    We passed several oddities along the way... Concrete steps on the side of the road where no has has stood for years, etc. Who knows... Maybe it was a fancy school bus stop. :D
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  9. The Cameraman

    The Cameraman Been here awhile

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    Morning Chaps n Chapesses,

    well I've just had a cracking start to my day by reading this thread.

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to generate the report.

    Regards

    Reggie
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  10. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    BigDog, your running around in my ancestral homeland. I am part Choctaw, as is my wife. Never really knew a lot about it until lately. I graduated from McAlester OK high school. Our year book was named the Dancing Rabbit.

    My Great Aunt was a big deal in the tribe until she passed away a few years back. She was what we call an original enrollee. She would of been one of the last Choctaws to sign up on the rolls. Of course she would of been a baby, the roll says she was one year old when she signed up. The rolls closed in 1907. The Choctaws use the Dawes Rolls to decide tribal membership. It is pretty interesting stuff. My Great Aunt is on there as is my Great Grandmother. She was 18 when she signed up. My wifes Great Grandfather/Great Great Grandfather, she's not exactly sure which, he is on there as well, that's how we prove our lineage to be tribal members.

    My wife is probably Cherokee as well, but he does not know how to prove it.

    http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/native-americans-final-rolls.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Rolls

    http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Dancing_Rabbit_Creek


    My wifes great gradfather, or possibly her great great gradfather, apparenty he was a big deal also. Now I know why my wife is do damn mean.

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oxford/lymon.htm

    I might have to take this ride and do some exploring.
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  11. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I really want to try this ride. Great report, thanks!

    I figured that since people are "on to" the TAT now he would be a pretty busy man, but holy cow! I guess I was lucky, for when I ordered a few charts from him last year to complete the western portion of the TAT I had some questions and Sam always answered my questions very quickly and was extremely helpful.
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