YouTube . . . The Secret History of the Eleanor Dare Stones
For 79 years, the true circumstances of the discovery in North Georgia of 28 stone tablets, apparently engraved by surviving members of the Roanoke Island Colony, have been kept a secret from the American public. Few people know that they were actually found 85 to 43 years BEFORE the better known “Eleanor Dare Stone,” which was reportedly picked up off the ground in extreme northeastern North Carolina. Very few people know that it was the very famous archaeologist, Robert Wauchope, who first viewed the tablets owned by the Williams Family in the Nacoochee Valley and who urged them to loan them to Brenau College for study. Although he described his study of the Eleanor Dare tomb in his landmark book, Archaeological Survey of North Georgia, even most archaeologists have forgotten this fact. Practically, nobody is alive today, who knows that it was Wauchope, who contacted his former archaeology, history and geology professors at Harvard University and asked them to take the train down to Georgia to study the stone tablets that he examined in 1939. Finally, you will be appalled at the reason why Wauchope remained silent during 1941 and 1942, when the Dare Stones became a national scandal.
This begins a series on the Dare Stones that were found in the Nacoochee Valley and along the rushing waters of the Chattahoochee River. There story directly relates to the story of the Creek Indians. Both sagas have been hid from the public’s view. I will be interpolating the statements made by Eleanor Dare with the research that has been carried out by the People of One Fire since 2006.
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