Yes, there really is a town named after the fabled Native American princess who helped Captain John Smith and his English settler party to survive during those first terrible winters in Virginia. And here in north central Arkansas the town, once an important confederate supply depot during the Civil War, bears the name of this great princess. Trouble is, no one today seems to know how or why Pocahontas [the town] got it name.”In those days the richest person, the one with the most liquor reserves, usually was given the right to name a place”, Chris at the town visitors center told me. Well, perhaps she was right. But, the princess now accompanies me on these frosty January mornings as I trudge along narrow, truck logged, highways.
Friday, January 23rd, 2015