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On 11/23/2021 at 8:31 PM, Garufa said:

Without the French there may not have been a United States. 

And certainly vice versa, not once but twice.

Timothy Demonbreun, a Frenchman, was a trapper & the first white male to settle in what is now known as Nashville. Demonbreun's Cave is found on the bank of the Cumberland River, next to 1st Ave South.

He scandalized the later Donelson-Overton group, who founded Ft. Nashboro, by living with 2-3 Indian squaws. The man knew how to have a good time, it seems.   😉 

He died in 1826 & is supposedly buried next to 3rd Ave North & Jefferson St in an unmarked grave. 

I'm full of worthless trivia about TN......................     😉

Edited by bobsguns
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