Become Part of the “Fort Buffington Discovery Team”

Help us “Connect the Dots” in Cherokee County before the Highway Destroys them Forever!

Things that may seem insignificant to you could lead to a major break-through in Cherokee County history.

Much of the early history of Cherokee County, Georgia happened along Cumming Highway (SR 20). Early on it was called “Alabama Road” and many small communities were located along the road. One notable community was the Buffington community, about five miles east of Canton. This community developed around a Cherokee Removal fort named Fort Buffington.

Fort Buffington was one of the earliest forts built related to the “Removal” or “Trail of Tears”, as it was later called.  Its location has been lost for over 100 years but we believe it has been located.  A conclusive archaeological excavation could take years and we do not have time on our side… the Highway 20 Improvement Program will destroy the site before excavation could be completed.

There is a chance that other evidence is out there to confirm the site and you may have it in an old album or shoe-box!

It’s Simple!

Please review the two lists below.

The first list is a list of family names that go back as far as the 1820’s or 1830’s.

The other list is a list of places or things that may be mentioned in family papers, or early newspapers, or captured in old photographs that you or a family member may have tucked away.  These may have been passed down through the years even if your present family name is different than those listed. Your relative in Oregon, New York, or Minnesota might have something. It could even be something you purchased at a Yard Sale!

If you feel that you have anything related to these names or places, please contact us. Things that may seem insignificant to you could lead to a major break-through in connecting the dots and lines of Cherokee County history.

If you can connect a name from Column 1 with a reference to something from Column 2, you may have found a very special connection!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Family References

Buffington

Garrison

Thomas,   especially Jefferson Thomas

Moore

Tate

Wilson

Willson

Wilson and Cate

Wilbanks/Willbank

Perkins

Evans

Mullins

Posey

Maddox

Henson

Bagwell

Thrasher

Wood

Brewster

Reinhardt

McConnell

Donaldson

Cherokee

Places / Structures / Letters / Diaries/ Stories / Photographic References

“Old Fort”

“Indian Fort”

Fort Buffington

Buffington

Store

“Old Store”

Blacksmith

Post Office

Log cabin

Log house

Cemetery

Graveyard

Graves

Gin

Cotton Gin

Old Barn

Old Smokehouse

Old Shed

Harmony Church

“Old (Family) House”

Spring / Well

“Old Tree”

“Old Oak Tree”

Horse and Wagon

Horse and Building

Cherokee County, Georgia

“Cumming Highway”

“Orange Highway”

“Stockade”

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“Spot the Dots and Define the Line”

We have discovered that the Dautzenlein* is the most basic element of Common Sense. (*Dautzenlein – Two dots connected by a line  i.e., people, places, or things and the intention, motivation, or relevance between them).   More here.

When people think of Common Sense they often think that it is something that one has or doesn’t have, something possessed.

Common sense is actually something one does. It is an action or ongoing actions. It is not static because life is not static. The only thing certain is change and common sense is the only “thinking”  that can keep up with and adapt to that rapid and varying change.

Common sense views the elements of the Present (and the Past) and how they are likely to move into the Future. Common sense is using our senses to discern what is and what will be.

One can acquire, train, and use the ability to think commonsensically. One just has to spot the dots and define the line.

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Dautzenleins: Making sense of things

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A second look at the preface to one of our Dautzenlein books.

Look at something around you.  Whatever you see, there is more to it than first meets the eye.  There are “hidden” connections waiting to be discovered.

Dautzenleins are these connections, the vehicles to unlock the doors of discovery and understanding.

 Dautzenleins  (pronounced   “dots -n- lines”) are the connections of people or things, places, dates, and events.

Dautzenleins are invitations to look and see “what else” is around you; to discover the “dots and lines” that connect everything.

Discovery makes life exciting!

Whether one discovers a new person, place, or idea, or discovers another way to look at something, it leads to understanding.

All of life and history is a continuing discovery of the Dautzenleins around us.

This book presents the basics of a new way of viewing things so you can begin to understand the power of the Dautzenlein. Remember, too, that this is the first presentation of the theory and further evolution is probable. Later books will look at applications of the Dautzenlein and its Theory.

Observations:

We’ve all played the game “Connect the Dots” where a piece of paper has a large, random, group of numbered dots on it and when lines are drawn connecting the dots … a picture emerges. The simple “Rule” of that game is: Draw lines connecting the dots, in numerical order, starting with #1.

Had we been given the piece of paper and not known the “rule”, we might have carefully examine each dot on the page, individually, without connecting them with lines, without searching for the next dot to connect, and then wondered … what good is this?

History (and all of life) is like that piece of paper with many random dots on it… only the dots aren’t numbered! 

NOT NUMBERED!!! How can we play the game and connect the dots if the dots aren’t numbered?” How can we make sense of this?  Well, that’s a good question!

We’ve heard the term “connecting the dots” which means to observe the elements of a situation or event, investigate their inter-connections, and discover the “real story” or the motivations surrounding the event so we can get the “big picture”.

We are constantly impacted by people, things, places, and events of the past and present, and how they relate to each other and to us. Some of these relationships are easy to see, while others often go unseen, almost hidden, even though they are very relevant and intriguing pieces of the picture.

If we view people, places, and artifacts as “Dots”, and view the rivers, roads, ideas, communications, and commerce as “Lines”, we can connect the “Dots” and “Lines” and discover some amazing and interesting aspects of history!

Our “Rule”: No dot exists without, at least, one line connected to it and no line exists without at least two dots connected to it.

From the above rule, we see that the smallest Dautzenlein unit is: two dots connected by one line.

 These connections act as the “missing number” of each dot by automatically connecting the dot to the next numberless dot in the sequence.

 Discover any connection, and more dots and lines will begin to fall into place from there… just start connecting!

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“Putting two and one together”

“Putting two and one together” is just like “putting two and two together”, only different!

“Putting two and two together”, “Two plus two is four”, and “Two plus two makes four”, are sayings that mean “things add up” or “make sense”. They’ve been used for years and are very well known.

In the area of research, investigation, and life, the terms, “Putting two and one together”,  “Two plus one is three” or “Two plus one makes three” could be said to be more precise ways of conveying that same “makes sense” idea – that one has discovered a most basic element of any relationship or connection, the Dautzenlein – two dots and one line (two people, places, things, or events and a connection between them).

Certainly there are infinite connections to be found but first we have to “put two and one together”!

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Dautzenlein: The Most Basic Element of Common Sense

What is “common sense” and what do Dautzenleins have to do with it?

What is Common Sense?

Definition:

“Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge”[1]

There it is!   Common Sense is sound judgment not specialized knowledge.

What is “judgment”?

Definition:

2.a. “The mental ability to perceive and distinguish relationships”[2]

So Common Sense could be said to be:  The mental ability, not based on specialized knowledge, to perceive and distinguish relationships.

And what are Dautzenleins?

That’s right, they are “the connections of people, places, things, dates, and events” ie. relationships.

As a Dautzenleiner, one observes what is there, examines and investigates connections (relationships), and connects the dots to distinguish the big picture. Dautzenleins are Common Sense applied to life!

It’s just this simple to learn and use Common Sense… just Dautzenlein things!

The Dautzenlein is the most basic element of Common Sense!


[1] common sense. (n.d.) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. (2003). Retrieved February 6 2014 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/common+sense

[2] judgment. (n.d.) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. (2003). Retrieved February 6 2014 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/judgment

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Connecting the Dots

“Connect the dots.” We’ve all heard this term before but what does it mean to “Connect the dots”?

From the children’s game where a seemingly random group of numbered dots are connected by lines to create a picture that was unseen until the process is completed.

It means to observe a person, place, thing, or event as well as the connection(s) it has to other persons, places, things, or events in order to attain understanding.

1. Every dot (person, place, thing, or event) is something intrinsically, all by itself.

2. Every dot does something or serves a function.

3. Every dot has connections to other dots. These connections determine value, relevance, and provide fuller understanding of the dot.

A simple way of looking at this is: What is it? What does it do? What relevance does it have?

The new word “Dautzenlein” (dots-n-line) combines this whole concept into one word.

 

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Introduction to Upcoming Book: “The Hidden History of Lake Allatoona, Cherokee County , Georgia” from Dautzenlein Publications

Our new book looks at one of the most history-rich spots in Northwest Georgia. The “Dots and Lines” of history found here, when connected, were found to span 10,000 years and connect all the way to California!

Some of the “Dots and Lines” are: Sixes, Cherokee Mills, McConnell’s Mill, Woodstock Culture, Gold Rush, Civil War, Little River, Etowah River, Lake Allatoona, Cherokee, Trail of Tears, Removal, Civil War skirmish.

Introduction:

 Dautzenlein Publications™:

Look at something around you.  Whatever you see, there’s more to it than what first meets the eye.  There are “hidden” connections waiting to be discovered. 

Dautzenleins are these connections, the vehicles to unlock the doors of discovery and understanding.

Dautzenleins {pronounced   “dots -‘n- lines” ) are the connections of people, places, dates, and events.

Dautzenlein books are invitations to look and see “what else” is around you; to discover the “dots and lines” that connect everything.

 Discovery makes life exciting!

Whether one discovers a new person, place, or idea; or discovers another way to look at something, it leads to understanding. All of life and history is a continuing discovery of the Dautzenleins around us.

*Dautzenleins – pronounced   “dots -‘n- lines” – are the connections of people, places, dates, and events.

Addendum at back of book:

The “Dots and Lines” of History.

We’ve all played the game “Connect the Dots” where a piece of paper has a large, random, group of numbered dots on it and when lines are drawn connecting the dots … a picture emerges. The simple “Rule” of that game is: Draw lines connecting the dots, in numerical order, starting with #1.

Had we been given the piece of paper and not known the “rule”, we might have carefully examine each dot on the page, individually, without connecting them with lines, without searching for the next dot to connect, and then wondered … what good is this?

History (and all of life) is like that piece of paper with many random dots on it… only the dots aren’t numbered! 

“NOT NUMBERED!!! How can we play the game and connect the dots if the dots aren’t numbered?”  Well, that’s a good question!

 We’ve heard the term “connecting the dots” which means to observe the elements of a situation or event, investigate their inter-connections, and discover the “real story” or the motivations surrounding the event so we can get the “big picture”.

History is the record and documentation of the people, places, and events of the past and how they relate to each other and to us. Some of these relationships are easy to see, while others often go unseen, even though they are very relevant and intriguing pieces of the picture.

If we view people, places, and artifacts as “Dots”, and view the rivers, roads, ideas, communications, and commerce as “Lines”, we can connect the “Dots” and “Lines” and discover some amazing and interesting aspects of history!

Our “Rule”: No dot exists without, at least, one line connected to it and no line exists without dots connected to it.

These connections serve as the “missing” numbers for each dot by connecting the dot to the next numberless dot.

Discover any connections… and more dots and lines will begin to fall into place from there… just start connecting!

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