Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Shot Tower

In Virginia
On our drive to NC last week we made a brief stop at the Shot Tower Historical State Park. I have passed by this site several times in the past, and was glad to have the opportunity for a closer look. But I was disappointed because the park was closed for the season. But I did get a couple of pictures as seen below.

A shot tower was use to produce lead shot which was used in firearms in the days of yore. They dropped molten lead from the tower into pools of water. The molten lead formed something close to balls which could be shot in the guns of that day. You can get more facts on this at Wikipedia.

IMG_2365 The shot tower in Virginia. Picture taken on Oct. 29, 2009. The park was closed, but it should have been open according to published closing dates. 

IMG_2367 Walking down the path back to our car, we saw this nice scene of an older unoccupied home. 
 
Gone Fishing
Ralph, Doug and I have gone fishing today back to Douglas Lake to try the crappie one more time. I wanted to try some things that Monk thought might work. We’ll see what happens. If we don’t catch any crappie today, this may well be our last trip to Douglas Lake until spring.
 
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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand 
and touches your heart.

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Quote of the Day
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. 
~Peter Marshall

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Joke of the Day

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1 comment:

Sayit-baldys said...

I AGREE WITH THE OLD ADAGE,'NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN'.
I AM 89 AND NEVER KNEW HOW THE LEAD BALL FOR THE OLD MUZZLE LOADERS WERE FORMED.
VERY INTERESTING. THANKS.
sam