Friday, December 13, 2013

Dining Room of the Mansion

 When you enter the dining room, to the left is the mantle with President James K. Polk portrait above. See the powder horn and hunting pack, hanging from the mantle.
 I stepped across the room to get the dining room table with its decorations and I tried to get the chandelier but could only get the lower part of it. 
 This is John Siever and he was the first Governor of Tennessee. His portrait is on the wall across from James K. Polk. Someone said out loud that the rifle was Crockett's however I did not read the plaque as I intend to go back on the historical tour of the Mansion next year. Well I goofed because the rifle "Old Betsy" is on loan from the East Tennessee History Museum which I found out later. Katz Hair. 
 This is the David Crockett Tree and it is a Fraser Fir grown by Winter Green Farm in Laurel Bloomery. The tree sits in the far right corner of the room.  He was born in East Tennessee in 1786 and died in 1836 at the Alamo. He was a frontier man, state man, and American folk hero. As an adult he moved westward living in both Middle and West Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee General Assembly and the U. S. House of Representatives. After losing a congressional election he moved to Texas and we know what happen to him there. Please check out the bear skin tree shirt and the skins that were also used to decorate. 
This photo is a little blurry but I wanted you to take note of the birds on top and the hat. The room also had reproduced items on loan from Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. These items included the powder horn, hunting pack, moccasins, flintlock rifle, coonskin hat, and bear skin rug. 
The kitty justice is do you know the name of the actor that played David Crockett in the Disney's popular TV and film series? Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier. 


Small City Scenes said...

Why doesn't my house look like that??? Beautiful. MB

Anonymous said...

You did a lot of work to get all of these nice photographs.

Lady Di Tn said...

All you need to do is run for Governor of Tennessee and after you won, you could just move in. Peace

Thanks and I really appreciate your comment especially since it has come from you, the Photo Master himself. Peace