Thong Trees Of Newton County, AR

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About the Author
D. Larry Patterson is a retired US Air Force Colonel and former DoD Management Consultant. Originally from Mission Hills, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.), he is a long time resident of Fort Worth, where he lives with his wife Carol and several pampered pussycats. He has published five novels, several collections of short stories and novellas, a collection of "Pulp" Poetry, several children's books, and a non-fiction book about his father-in-law PFC Bernard F. "Mac" McCarty who was the first Marine to set foot on Yokosuka Naval Air Base in Japan during the Occupation Of Tokyo Bay 30 Aug 1945. As an experienced freelance writer and photographer, he contributed numerous feature articles and photographs to a wide variety of national and international publications. Having always had a passion for Classic Rock/C&W, plus Blues and Jazz from the 1920s, he has written and recorded nearly 500 original songs in his studio. He and Carol divide their time between Fort Worth, the Colorado Rockies and Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas.

Thong Trees Of Newton County, AR

Authored by D. Larry Patterson

In the Ozark Mountains, Indians frequently created thong trees in the forest to mark trails, point directions, or mark sources of water, shelter and good hunting, or post any other information they wanted to pass along. Many thong trees grew to tremendous girth and height, with the snouts resembling full-grown, head down charging buffalo, or horses. Some snouts are nearly at ground level, while others may be ten feet above the ground or higher. Some even have more than one trunk growing vertically from the snout, forming a "double thong tree". While thong trees can still be found scattered all over the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas, they seem to be extremely prevalent in Northwest Arkansas in and around Newton County. This photo book depicts many examples of the thong trees the author discovered while hiking the trails along the Buffalo National River, and exploring the back roads of rural Newton County.

Publication Date:
1497471761 / 9781497471764
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Nature / Regional

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