Sunday, January 27, 2008

Road of Water



With ice rimming the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, it resembles a highway cutting through the Pennsylvania Mountains.

In times past the Juniata was an important water route for early explorers. Beginning along the Allegheny Front in Bedford County the river winds through the mountains until it reaches the Susquehanna River. Raids were very common at numerous settlements along these shores during the French and Indian War.

As I stand in the early mornings light admiring the Juniata near Saxton Pennsylvania, in my minds eye I can see the canoes of an Indian war party slipping silently along in the icy waters
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10 comments:

dot said...

Salty, I think you have a little of the poet in you!
This is a beautiful view. I've imagined things like that on some of the rivers I've been on.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning post Salty.. and Dot is right.. you have touched on something here with me.. as a boy growing up watching the old cowboy and indian films I was draw to the indians and how they lived. Can you recommend anything on this subject on the internet which might be of interest for me?

Irene said...

Oh I love that view! It almost looks like a painting, it is so perfect. I love the color of the sky, and the river. Great picture! Again!

DigitalShutterMania said...

Wow wonderful as National Geographic magazine. I am really in love in this scene.

Shionge said...

Hiya Salty...we passed through Pennsylvania in November...I should have called on you ya!

imac said...

Im with you on that Salty.
Fantastic photo.

Sand said...

It doesn't even look like PA, it looks like some scene from the West! Truly beautiful

Misty Dawn said...

That is REALLY awesome! I love it!

Kerri said...

Wow Salty....this is a beautiful image!

Meggie said...

Gorgeous photo, Salty. Thanks for the mini history lesson also...I, too, can almost see the Indian canoes.