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Sellars Farm Tour: 9/15/2012

Thanks To Everyone Who Came Out For The Sellars Farm Tour on Saturday, September 15

We had about 40 people and one puppy along for the tour. The weather was just about perfect, the fields were full of flowers, and the town site was beautiful, as always.

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We packed the parking lot.
We packed the parking lot.
Native History Association President Pat Cummins Tells A Cherokee Story.
NHA President Pat Cummins Tells A Cherokee Story. Thanks To Mackenzie Sutton For The Photo.
Marker 3 is where the western gate into the palisade was located.
The western gate into the palisade was located here. The platform mound is in the center background.
Part of the tour group spreads out on the trail to the platform mound.
Part of the tour group spreads out along the hiking trail on the way to the Sellars Farm platform mound.


The platform mound at Sellars Farm, floating in a sea of goldenrod.
The platform mound at Sellars Farm, floating in a sea of goldenrod.
Pat discusses the platform mound.
Pat discusses the platform mound.
The Sellars Farm platform mound, west face.
The Sellars Farm platform mound, west face.
Flowers at the base and on the north face of the platform mound.
Flowers at the base and on the north face of the platform mound.
Ironweed, goldenrod, and butterfly milkweed.
Ironweed, goldenrod, and butterfly milkweed.
A bee taking a long drink.
A bee taking a long drink.
Flowers on the plaza area in front of the platform mound.
Flowers on the plaza area in front of the platform mound.
Another view of the plaza area, with Qeen Anne's Lace and goldenrod.
Another view of the plaza area, with Qeen Anne's Lace and goldenrod.

Some of the flowers were 6 feet tall.
Some of the flowers were 6 feet tall.
More flowers on the Sellars Farm plaza area.
More flowers on the Sellars Farm plaza area.
Little blue flowers at Sellars Farm.
Little blue flowers at Sellars Farm.
A morning glory at Sellars Farm.
A morning glory at Sellars Farm.
Devil's foot.
Devil's foot.
White berries.
White berries.
Kamama - Cherokee for 'butterfly'. It's also the word for 'elephant'. This one is a gulf fritillary.
Kamama - Cherokee for 'butterfly'. It's also the word for 'elephant'. This one is a gulf fritillary.
A long view of the platform mound near the end of the tour.
A long view of the platform mound near the end of the tour.