Legend of the Cherokee Rose - Brownfield, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 22.107 W 088° 35.139
16S E 359594 N 4136926
Quick Description: In the Field - Trovillion Cemetery outside Brownfield, where they spent the night during the Trail of Tears March.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 6:04:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMK96N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

County of marker: Pope County
Location of marker: Brownfield Rd., 1 mile S. IL-146, 1 mile N. of Brownfield
Marker erected by: We The First People

Marker Text:

LEGEND OF THE CHEROKEE ROSE
When the Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee children were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mothers spirits to give them the strength. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother's tears fell. The rose is white for their tears, a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans. The White Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the Trail of Tears and Eastern Oklahoma today.

County: Pope County

Historical Society: We The First People

Dedication Date: Unknown

Location: Brownfield Rd., 1 mile S. IL-146, 1 mile N. Brownfield

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