Find out about the ‘Mystery of the Trees’ Oct. 13
Don and Diane Wells, authors of “Mystery of the Trees: Native American Markers of a Culture Way of Life that Soon may be Gone,” cover six years of work in documenting a part of the cultural heritage of the American Indians that is rapidly disappearing.
After completing a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and a 10 year career in a private engineering consulting firm, Don and his wife Diane retired to North Georgia in 2000 where they build their home as a Christian retreat center. In 2007, the Mountain Stewards launched, in conjunction with others, the National Trail Tree Project to locate, document and preserve Trail Trees which are part of the heritage of Native Americans. Part of Don’s heritage is Lenape Indian.
“’Mystery of the Trees’ is filled with fascinating local history, which has remained below the radar for years. Descriptions and pictures of the authors’ finding fill the pages of the book,” said Michelle Weyenberg, an employee at Yawn’s Bookstore. “Readers will be interested to find out about artifacts and sacred sites that are basically in the backyards of Cherokee County.”