Granny Squirrel Bridge
Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
Photograph - Photography
"Granny Squirrel Bridge"
by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan
Painted bright red, this pretty covered bridge,warmed by the sun rays of dawn, is found at Granny Squirrel, a tiny town in western North Carolina... This image shows the big oak trees glowing in the morning sunshine, a few puffy clouds letting the sun through to shine her beams onto the edge of the bridge's roof-line...
There is a gap (passageway) called Granny Squirrel Gap located in the scenic mountains of western North Carolina. This gap runs between the Snowbird Mountains and the Valley River Mountains, just northeast of the town of Andrews.
According to a book in the local library (Our Heritage by Margaret Walker Freel), many names in this area originated from the Cherokee Indians. The book goes on to explain that many years ago, there was an Indian woman named "Squirrel" living in the gap and as she grew older, the Indians named this gap "Granny Squirrel Gap" as a sign of their respect for her.
December 9th, 2012
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