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Friday, October 19, 2007

The Village of Alda, Home of the Murdock Site

Very close to Overton is the tiny village of Alda. Could it be that our beloved Aunt Alda was named for this little town near where her parents once lived? See her name embroidered on the sunflower quilt she made in 1932. This beautiful quilt now belongs to my sister Sue.

We visited the Murdock Site in search of swales, the name used for ruts left by the many wagon trains heading west. We could not see them here.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I visited this site a few years ago on a cross-country road trip. We got there just after dark, but were determined to see the swales. We parked on the side of the road and walked out with a flashlight. A few minutes later a police car showed up to question us, as the people who lived across the street had reported us. We told him we wanted to see the wagon swales and pointed at the sign in front of us. He looked at us like we were crazy, so we got in the car and left very disappointed.