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RE: Thought some of you might be interested
Could this big rock be blocking an entrance to the secret tunnel that led pirates to East Tennessee and from whence the Buccaneer nickname was derived? All the geologists and archaeologists wanting to explore are likely to blame for the slow progress of the baseball stadium.
Apparently, geologists and archaeologists teamed up and discovered an underground river near the university several years ago. Named Pirate Creek, it evidently winds its way through many subterranean tunnels. It is thought that these caverns at one time channeled all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Soon after this discovery, the legend of buccaneer, Jean Paul LeBucque was found in history books. The legend tells that LeBucque was a nuisance and terror. Evidently, he was looking for a place to hide his great store of gold and treasure, and find safety for himself. He sailed north in search of a new home and began to look inland. Legend states that he discovered the underground river near Johnson City and called Pirate Creek his home. Geologists feel that the upheaval of the earth’s crust, which now blocks the channel, possibly killed LeBucque. This legend is widely accepted and is one way to explain why an inland school would choose a pirate nickname.
(This post was last modified: 03-04-2011 11:50 AM by ETSU-07.)
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