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    Falling Rocks

    Many, many, many years ago while in Boy Scouts we were told a story about the Falling Rocks sign that we see along the highway. I want to tell my Gkids the story but don't remember any part of it but that Falling Rocks was an Indian. Deos anybody remember the story and can they repeat it for me? Thanks.
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    It goes something like this.

    Many, many years ago, there was an Indian tribe. The chief's daughter was named <pick a name>. A young brave named Falling Rocks fell in love with her. However, the chief didn't like Falling Rocks so he banned him from the tribe, and then moved the tribe so far away that Falling Rocks could never find them.

    Falling Rocks, being in love, and not to be deterred, went in search of the fair maiden. To this day, he is still looking for her. You even see signs along the roadway to signify this event. They are labeled "look out for Falling Rocks".

    There are not doubt variation on this. You can even make the chief's daughter to be named Falling Rocks and come up with something similar. Regardless, it's a good story to tell kids. I told it to my oldest son when he was about 8, and he rememebered it for years.
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    http://gosmokies.knoxnews.com/forum/topics/falling-rock
    http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content...story-1477.asp

    I remember hearing the story when I was a kid as well, but I don't remember which version it was.
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    Was he a member of the Fugawi indian tribe?
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Teach View Post
    Was he a member of the Fugawi indian tribe?
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    Where da Fugawi?
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Teach View Post
    Was he a member of the Fugawi indian tribe?
    Jerry
    Do you remember the old TV series F Troop? The local indian tribe was the Hukowi, and their naming legend was similar to that of the Fugawi. I was just a kid at the time, and had not heard the Fugawi joke, but you have to know that the writers based that part of the story on that old joke.
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    Just when I thought I'd heard it all, that was hilarious!

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    Re: Falling Rocks

    The way I heard it, that tribe would climb to the highest hill in sight every morning, look around in all directions, and yell "We're the Fugawi!"
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    Re: Falling Rocks

    They were 3 foot pygmies who moved from NYC to the 6 foot elephant grass plains of Africa. When explorers come across then they always sound off with their greeting "AY, we're the Fugawi"

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