A Thin Slice of Chestnut

Written by Bill Adamsen CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation Yesterday a most unusual and welcome gift arrived in the mail. A micro-thin slice of American chestnut embedded between thin panels in a sandwich of glass, and described by its sender as a Magic Lantern slide. [click to enlarge]a Magic Lantern courtesy of Wikipedia […]

Appalachia Series on PBS

PBS has put out a series, Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, which features American chestnut in the final segment. This segment, Power and Place, is airing this weekend, though from what I found, at some inopportune times. Thought members might be interested. Seems odd that it's not airing in prime time (most PBS […]

340 Year Old Solid Chestnut Canoe

By Bill Adamsen [click for larger photo] Canoe at Mashantucket Pequot Museum While visiting the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, I was thrilled to see their exhibit of a large dugout canoe carved from solid American chestnut. I was visiting the museum with my daughter and her friends and was stunned by this canoe's appearance. A full […]