Features that don’t quite fit anywhere else on our site, but definitely deserve recognition is what Terts & Quats is all about. The phrase derives from tertiary features (Terts) and fourth-importance (quaternary or “Quats”) articles found in publications. Here, it’s just “everything else” and is just as good as the other stuff on Four Rivers Explorer.
You’ve heard of far western Kentucky. It is the section of the state between the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River. However, this part of the state did not become under definitive US control in 1792 when formed. In 1818, Andrew Jackson officially purchased the disputed land from the Chickasaw Indians. The Kentucky part of the sale became known as the Jackson Purchase.
Members of the media were invited out today to see a significant archaeological dig at the site of the new Lake Barkley Bridge in Canton. Having an interest in archaeology and history myself, I made a special point to attend this question and answer session with local and state archaeologists.