Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wooden Bridges, Iron Men

Pisgah Covered Bridge near Asheboro, North Carolina, March 10, 2014. The last wooden bridge I crossed was Zehnder's Holz Brucke in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 

In case anyone is wondering, Pisgah is Hebrew for Summit and dates back to "Bible times." Not coincidentally, in more recent centuries, people have been freshwater baptized not too far from this bridge.
Notice the penny adorning this tombstone grave marker? The remains of John Slack (1757-1827), a sergeant in the Maryland Continental Line during the American Revolution and an ancestor, are buried here at what is now the Pisgah United Methodist Church cemetery (the church dates to after his interment) -- just down the road apiece from the covered bridge.
Back among the four-legged one-tailed living in Seagrove, North Carolina. 

Today's Rune: Partnership. 


the walking man said...

Baptized in the Christian waters underneath the Jewish bridge...I thinks I prefer the horses.

jodi said...

Erik-a family friend of my family's was the engineer on the bridge in Frankenmuth. Are those wild horses?

jslack said...

John Slack was my 4th Great Grandfather. He was a member of the Maryland Continental Line for over six years. He fought with General Washington in the northern battles and with General Greene in the south for three years.

Erik Donald France said...

jslack -- excellent! We are related by marriage. Ira Barnes Slack married my great great grandmother,, Ruthann Priscilla Wheeler. Ira was killed at Resaca, Georgia, mortally wounded on May 15, 1864, died May 16th. My sister Linda is an archaeologist who has worked on Guilford Courthouse battleground, among other places.