Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wake Wednesday - Neuse River

Did you know the Neuse River is about 2 million years old and named for the Neusiok Indian tribe? It is known as " the River of Peace."

"At an estimated 2 million years, the Neuse is one of the oldest rivers in the US. Archaeological evidence indicates the first humans settled around the Neuse as early as 14,000 years ago. Early native American settlers included the Tuscaroras, Coree, Secotan, and Neusiok Indians. A struggle between early European settlers and the Tuscaroras drastically reduced the European population after the decisive "Tuscaroran War" in 1714. As new settlers populated North Carolina during the next 250 years, farming and forestry took hold. Today, over 1.5 million people live in the watershed from the sprawling suburbs of the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area to the golf and sailing communities below New Bern."

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