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Sept 23rd Izaak Walton Meeting

Jessica Hult wrote:
Howdy ya’ll!

I’m excited about this month’s meeting!  Donnie has confirmed Daniel Baumgardner will be our speaker this month.  Daniel has been working long and hard on the Weetok trail, which was one of local legend Elmer Eddy’s pet projects.  The Weetok runs appx from Hwy 58 along Holstein Creek on the northern end, along the White Oak River, then along Hunter’s Creek back out to Hwy 58 a bit further south.  This link is 10 years old, but gives you a basic idea of the route this trail takes. http://www.waterwaystewards.us/wwsblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/2004-02-01-WEETOK-TRAIL-SECTION-1.pdf
[Here’s a newer map by Daniel, but please do look at the one above, too! 2014-07-28 Daniels Weetock Trail Map Thanks! – John]
Daniel has been instrumental in re-routing this trail–something that is inevitable after years of storms, as we well know at the IWLA.  He is also helping to officially document some real neat archaeological finds- a mass grave of over 200 African-Americans, once thought by locals to be an old hospital cemetery.  There’s lots more, going back thousands of years & including several Native American specific sites.  The Weetok is rich with history & I’m encouraging all our members, friends, and Scouts to come & see Daniel’s presentation on the Weetok Trail on Tuesday September 23rd.
Meet-n-greet begins at 5:30, eatin at 6, & Daniel at 6:30.  Please come out & join us.  Dinner this month is going to be potluck…. you know I’m gonna bake some bread for this one!  Don’t miss out!

Jessica Hult
BSA ECC Croatan Trails Membership Chair
IWLA White Oak River Chapter President
NC-WRC Hunter’s Ed Instructor
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