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Day the Mountains Trembled and Shook

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With the coming of the Kohoutek comet and the slight seismic rumblings that often follow comet sightings, North Carolinians were reminded of the famed comet that preceded the New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquake in 1811 which caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a time. Also brought to mind was the famous Indian orator, Tecumseh, who prophesied with the coming of the same comet, the rallying of the Indian nations against the Americans.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 9, Feb 1974, p18-19, il, por