Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done The Porch Is Making a Comeback By Amy Gamerman July 24, 2014 1:56 PM 0 shares Content preferences Done Sandy and Otis Scarboroughbuilt four porches on their home on a 100-acre horse farm in rural Georgia. There is a dining porch, a sleeping porch, a cooking porch and a screened porch that has antique wicker furniture, an old-fashioned bench swing and a flat-panel television hidden behind rustic wooden doors over a stone fireplace. That porch is for watching college football. “We live on the porches here. One moment we’re on one porch, the next moment we’re on another,” said Mr. Scarborough, the 69-year-old president of a real-estate development firm in Columbus, Ga., who raises Tennessee Walking Horses on the farm. Decades after it began disappearing from the American architectural landscapefelled by the advent of cars, air conditioning, and the backyard barbecuethe porch is back.
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Spanish-Speaking Mariano Medina built a fort – Loveland Reporter-Herald
Dig it up, dry it whole, store it for months, carry it across the country http://www.cortrightlaw.com/french-valley-bankruptcy-attorney even. The bitterroot will survive. Thus its Latin name, Lewisii (in honor of the explorer Meriwether Lewis) rediviva (reviving from a dry state). If youve ever been lucky enough to see a flowering bitterroot, chances are it appeared as a wildflower surprise on a gravelly hillside or across a sagebrush flat. Bitterroots, in fact, can be found anywhere between 2,500 and 10,000 feet in elevation. In Missoula, youll find bitterroots on Waterworks Hill, mounts Jumbo and Sentinel, and in ever-smaller outcroppings on the valley floor. Their lovely flowers are about 2 inches across and vary in color from dark to light pink, and occasionally white. Native American tribes knew the power of the bitterroot long before white trappers, explorers or settlers. The Flathead, Salish, Nez Perce, Kootenai, Shoshone and others gathered the roots as part of their migratory cycle, dried them for storage, and mixed them with berries and meat. French trappers were the next to know the bitterroot, which they called racine amer, or bitter root. (The roots are, indeed, bitter.) George Drouillard, who served as an interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, learned about the plants from Shoshone Indians who carried the roots in their baskets. He brought it to Lewis attention. The explorer actually collected his own specimens in the Bitterroot Valley, along Travelers Rest Creek, known today as Lolo Creek.
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In 1862, Ben Holladay moved his overland stage route from Wyoming south into Colorado to take advantage of the growing Denver market. The route north from Denver followed what was generally known as the Cherokee Trail, which ran along the foothills through LaPorte. Mariano’s place was now a stage station. In 1868 a post office was established at Medina’s place and the first postmaster named it Namaqua. The name stuck until the settlement was abandoned. By this time, the threat of an attack by Indians had passed, and Medina’s fort was converted into an ice house. The old log buildings were occupied up until the 1920s and then fell into ruin. The land owner eventually cleared the site, and Namaqua and its stone fort passed into history.
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