Legend of the Cherokee Rose - Brownfield, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 22.107 W 088° 35.119
16S E 359623 N 4136925
Legend on tomb stone type marker in center of a small local cemetery.
Waymark Code: WM483K
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 07/20/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member ar_kayaker
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Marker Text:

When the Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee children were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mothers spirits to give them the strength. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother's tears fell. The rose is white for their tears, a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans. The White Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the Trail of Tears and Eastern Oklahoma today.

Routes: Northern Route

Address if available:
Brownfield Rd., 1 mile S. IL-146,
1 mile N. Brownfield,
Brownfield, , IL USA

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

Additional Information: Not listed

Marker Website: Not listed

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