06 July 2009

Fourth of July on the Frontier

Mom and Dad visited for Independence Day (and Dave's birthday) weekend. On the 4th, we went to the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tenn. The centerpiece of the Museum's Independence Day celebration is an activity called an Anvil Shoot. It's pretty much what it sounds like: they ignite a bunch of gunpowder underneath an anvil. This is apparently a tradition that dates back to the frontier days. The explosion happens around the 0:34 mark in the video. Enjoy.



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1 comment:

Thomas J. Rozycki, Jr. said...

Suddenly, Tommy Callahan's suggestion to "throw stuff off a bridge" does not seem like the dumbest way to spend a Saturday night.