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The Moon Eyed People And Fairystones
Our area lies right in the middle of a geological belt of Staurolite which we call fairy stones. These crystals are found along the Blue Ridge Mountains and, according to Don Hopkins, they are found in other countries as well. For years Don operated the STONE CROSS MOUNTAIN MUSEUM on Route 58. The cross shape inspired Christians to connect their creation to the crucifixion ... the fairy tears turned into stones. Another legend says they are tears of the Cherokees - The Trail of Tears. The inset photo shows 2 carved soapstone statues found in Murphy, NC in 1840. Are they the "Moon Eyed People", another Cherokee legend, or are they the storied "Little People" whose fallen tears turned to stone? Read more HERE:

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