Historic stone wall by allie912

Historic stone wall

One stop on our tour of Nashville was to Bell Meade Plantation. According to Wikipedia:
In 1807, Virginian John Harding bought Dunham's Station log cabin and 250 acres (100 ha) on the Natchez Trace. In the early years, Harding boarded horses for neighbors such as Andrew Jackson, and he was breeding thoroughbreds by 1816. He shipped grain to Charleston and New Orleans, and owned large tracts of land in Arkansas and Louisiana.
In 1853, the mansion was built by General William Giles Harding, son of the founder. During this time, the Harding family prospered, building their domain into a 5,400-acre (22 km2) plantation that was renowned throughout the world for breeding champion Thoroughbred horses.
Although our preconception of a plantation is a place to grow tobacco or cotton, Bell Meade grew neither.
We saw many of these mortarless stone walls in the area.
Thanks for the history lesson, Allison! My folks live in Missouri and refer to these mortarless walls as "slave walls" because they were built by slaves.

Almost looks like B&W treatment or selective coloring for this shot! Nicely done!
April 17th, 2010  
love a good wall and history! :o)
April 18th, 2010  
Another Virginia connection. Very interesting!
April 18th, 2010  
Wow - that is very cool!
April 18th, 2010  
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