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The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will host an interesting lecture this Thursday evening at 6:30:  Trail Marker Trees.

Before street signs and road maps, Native American travelers needed a navigational system to help them find their way. They created unique “road signs” by shaping young saplings into specific designs, now called Trail Marker Trees. These trees were part of an extensive navigational system in our country long before European settlers arrived.

Author and artist Dennis Downes has spent nearly thirty years researching these historical landmarks by locating, documenting, photographing, sketching, and doing what he can to help protect these endangered trail marker trees. Learn more about these fascinating trees, how they were shaped, their significance, and where you can find them today. This event will be suitable for ages 10 through adult.  Please register here.