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Re: John Fitzg. Washington County 1784-1770
Posted by: Lee Ann Butler Seideman (ID *****9216) Date: July 20, 2004 at 06:09:21
In Reply to: John Fitzg. Washington County 1784-1770 by Linda Gilliland of 1239

Linda,
We lived on Fitzgerald Mountain just above the old Fitzgerald Home that was built about 1900. There are haunting stories about the house. The old rock barn that was built for the Butterfield-Overland mail route is still in good shape. The old log home was not far from where our house was up the mountainside. "Indian" caves were on the ridge behind our place. A Civil War lookout-fort was on the top of the mountain. There was a skirmish there at some point during the war. At one time the slopes of the mountain were covered in an apple orchard.
I understand that there were problems with some of the family. Legend has it that a daughter had her father institutionalized in order to get his money. He died while locked up and she squandered the money.(1920s ??) In the Washington County History book there is information that Fitzgerald owned land from the mountain to almost where the Northwest Arkansas Mall is today. This would be several miles. There is also information about the wild game that was available there in 1825. There were still panthers or mountain lions there when we moved in 1999. The Forest Service and Game and Fish Commission will deny it though.
Lee Ann Seideman


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