The Cherokee County Historical Society will be meeting at the Cherokee County Historical Museum on Thursday, February 2, 2011 at 6:00PM.
Mr. Larry Beane will be the guest speaker and he will be discussing the pre-history and history of Little River Canyon National Preserve. He will also discuss the history of the Edna Hill Community, upcoming projects at the preserve and Trail of Tears developments.
Mr. Beane has long been interested in history, making his first stone tools at age 12 and atlatl at age 20. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology/Archeology from Catawba College, Salisbury, N.C. He joined the National Park Service in 1981 having worked at various locations including Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX., Russell Cave National Monument, AL and Little River Canyon National Preserve. Since coming to Little River in 1995, Larry has served as a Park Ranger - Interpretive and Cultural Resource Specialist. Some of his many duties have included giving tours, interpretive programs, conducting archeological surveys, testing, excavation, recovery, curation, and cataloging. He also does programs at Desoto State Park and J.S.U. Field School. Larry has long been involved with various archeological excavations and research. Mr. Beane's personal research interests include flintknapping, prehistoric technology, atlatl, stone tools, ceramics, and genealogy.
The Society will be discussing historical signs to be placed at various locations in the county during 2012. Included in the discussion with be types of signs available and potential locations.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.