Originally Posted by youroo
Damm ,Frank-VA,you have been drinking too much of that (Dismal Swamp Water)!
Back in the early 1960's when my dad was Surveyor and Timber Cruiser for a paper company that own the land in the swamp, we use to take day trips to the Dismal Swamp. The was a juniper tree that had a small pipe drove into the base that had water flowing from the tree. I remember drinking water from it.
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European colonists found the tea-colored
water stayed fresh longer and sailors used casks of Dismal Swamp water for long sea
voyages because it didn’t go stale. It’s even said that Admiral Matthew Perry had barrels
of Swamp water aboard his ships when he made his
Pacific Overtures trip to Japan in
Bland Simpson remembers nights out on Lake Drummond drinking rye whisky and
watching the full moon rise in ghostly splendor over the dark waters. He says there used
to be about two dozen small stilt-legged cabins around the lake in the 1920s and ‘30s:
‘hunt clubs’ where locals and their politicians would shoot bear or deer and drink ‘swamp cocktails’ of juniper water and moonshine.