Thursday, August 5, 2010
Treasure Chest Thursday: Gee's Powder Horn
My great-grandfather Gee Sawyer used this powder horn as a young man after the Civil War in Cocke County, Tennessee. I don't know if it was his father's before him, but I do know my grandfather used it growing up across the Nolichucky River in Greene County, close to Davy Crockett's old stomping grounds.
It belongs to my son now, though I am the caretaker. He, too, used it as a boy, though on imaginary adventures.
Powder horn, 19th century. Digital Image. Privately held by Nolichucky Roots [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], 1993.