Dwarf Cypress Forest, Tate’s Hell State Forest – 02-07-2015

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The Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk allows one to walk over the Dwarf Cypress Forest.  Ralph G. Kendrick was the father of Franklin County Board of Commissioner’s Chairperson Cheryl Sanders and a longtime forester.  Commissioner Sanders likes to tell of two grey herons who can be seen occasionally at dusk,  crossing the forest — symbols of her dad and her mother, who were devoted to each other and died within months of each other.

There is more than lumber and nails, trees and roots and water — there are histories and memories and symbols of lives lived well in Tate’s Hell.

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