The Allure of the Sister Creeks DVD
The Romance of the Pioneering Spirit
Intoxicated by the splendor of the Big and Little Elk Creeks, newly arrived settlers laid claim to the lands that fed them.
They saw here waters with the power to drive industry. Green hills and fertile valleys. Religious and economic freedom theretofore unknown.
These were the Scots-Irish pioneers and their descendants who were mesmerized by the transformative powers of the Elk Creeks. And who, in turn, were themselves transformed. Their transplanted European heritage took on a peculiarly American hue. They defended their lands in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. And put their stamp on the region's commerce, architecture, and daily life.
This is the story of these settlers and of the waters and landscape that seized their spirit.
Narrated by Ed Cunningham of PBS