• Short Summary

    ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY (120) WAGONS AND OVER THREE-HUNDRED (300) RIDERS TO MAKE THE FIFTY (50) MILE TRIP THRU THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS OVER LOGGING TRAILS TO MURPHY, N.

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    ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY (120) WAGONS AND OVER THREE-HUNDRED (300) RIDERS TO MAKE THE FIFTY (50) MILE TRIP THRU THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS OVER LOGGING TRAILS TO MURPHY, N.C. (CQ) (North Carolina). THE TOTAL CARAVAN WILL CONSIST OF SOME FIVE-HUNDRED (500) PEOPLE. ALL TYPES OF WAGONS WERE REPRESENTED FROM THE "SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP" TO THE REAL CONESTOGA (CQ) OF THE WESTERN MIGRATION -- SEVERAL OF THE WAGONS ARE OVER ONE-HUNDRED (100) YEARS OLD - WITH ONE OLD TIMER WITH THREE TRIPS TO CALIFORNIA TO ITS CREDIT. ONE ROUND TRIP (1860 -- eighteen sixty) DRAWN BY HORSES AND THE OTHER TWO SHIPPED BY RAIL. IT WAS USED IN "THE WAR" BETWEEN THE STATES" TO HAUL SUPPLIES TO THE CONFEDERATE FORCES.

    THE TRIP WILL TAKE TWO (2) DAYS, WITH A CAMPOUT AT THE HEAD OF THE TELLICO RIVER (CQ) - THEN ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA BORDER TO MURPHY, N.C. (North Carolina) FOR A IMMENSE (CQ) FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. WITH SOME 50-THOUSAND (50,000) TO 75-THOUSAND (75,000) PEOPLE EXPECTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7W6TLYAJIPIEYUKHWE9KCTRI3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7W6TLYAJIPIEYUKHWE9KCTRI3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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