Tennessee Plates

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by 8trackmind, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Reelfoot is an interesting area. The lake itself with all the "Cypress Knees" is a strange sight.

    From the suggestions I've received in this thread, I've really been enjoying exploring the dayglow yellow parts.
    Good stuff in there. :nod
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  2. motocopter

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    Yeah, for sure. Count me in! Just can't :cry do it for at least the next two weekends as M&D are in town from CO.
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  3. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Understood. I work out of town quite a bit so my weekend rides are usually planned well in advance...but the decision to go (and where) occurs on Friday night.
    Weather, how tired I am, etc.all come into the equation so, apologies in advance for what will most assuredly be short notice. :nod
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  4. higear

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    My hometown courthouse, where my father and grandfather worked for many years. When I get back in country I'll meet you in front of Herb Parsons house on my Wee and I'll show you the few gravel roads left in Fayette County.
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  5. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    My wife, (and my ex-wife) have relatives out there...Who knows, you might be one of 'em. :wink:
    ...But we'll discuss that (off-line) another time just in case there are some incriminating details that don't need to be on the internets. :lol3
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  6. motocopter

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    What the hell is a "wee?" :1drink
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  7. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Suzuki DL650
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  8. motocopter

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    Ok. I suspected that early on, then it seems someone mentioned the same with a Suzook DR near by.

    Hey, for a gpx file, do I need to get the program from Garmin to load files to my GPS units? Does the program work on all Garmin units? Is there freeware?
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    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Garmin communicator

    There is actually a bit more to it than that, but It's a good place to start. :nod
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  11. Liberia

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    Hey, with the cannon above and the two I saw at Tims Ford SP on Saturday we could try again.

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    :lol3
    Fair enough...I'll see your cannon and raise you a monument. :lurk
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    ...and another cannon. :evil
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  13. Liberia

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    That's the 109 "B" model cannon. (I have no idea what that means but it looks important.)
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    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Yeah, that end of the cannon always makes it look that way. Allegedly, many of the cannons at Shiloh are the originals. Not sure if I believe that, but they do look the part.
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  15. richarddacat

    richarddacat Rollin' and Tumblin'

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    Shamelessly promoting the thread - Middle TN Pixel Hunt for those of us with TN Plates. :D

    Be careful out there :clap

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    And my cannon pic from Fort Donelson :D
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  16. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Awseome! Thats what my jumbo-mini ride report is all about; we have a great backyard here in Tennessee, I want to see the whole thing. :evil

    Ha! Good to see you guys playing along. More cannons! :wink:
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    Had to do a bit of a search. Not sure of accuracy, but will share this. “B.H.” for Benjamin Huger. The "B" in the photo is easily recognized, yet there is an "H" as well. If I understand what is written in the site linked below, unreleased/delivered cannons may have had "B.H." markings for cannons destine for Virginia? (reference the text following the photo with the caption "Muzzle of Gun."

    I may have missed where this photo was captured.

    https://markerhunter.wordpress.com/category/artillery/42-pdr-sc-guns/
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    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    Good info! Here's what I found about that gun:

    Shiloh National Military Park

    6-pounder bronze field guns, Model of 1841
    Alger - Reg# 16 - INSP JWR - YR 42 - WT 879
    Alger - Reg# 93 - INSP LABW - FDY# 469 - YR 53 - GRVS 15RH - L.B.DAVIES, James Type 1
    Alger - Reg# 95 - INSP LABW - FDY# 471 - YR 53 - WT 8-1 - GRVS 15RH - L.B.DAVIES,
    James Type 1
    Alger - Reg# 125 - INSP BH - FDY# 591 - YR 55 - WT 880
    Alger - Reg# 159 - INSP BH - FDY# 628 - YR 57

    (Alger Cyrus Alger & Co., Boston MA)
    (FDY=Foundry number)
    (YR=Year cannon was completed and/or inspected)

    Has this thread taken a geeky-historical turn for the better or what? :lol3
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  19. TMANinETN

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    New here and really have enjoyed this thread. I live over in East TN. :wave
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  20. richarddacat

    richarddacat Rollin' and Tumblin'

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    +1
    I should have also mentioned it before I crashed it :rofl