Friday, January 30, 2015

At Lovers' Leap

This viewpoint over Hannibal and the Mississippi is known as "Lovers' Leap." Supposedly the daughter of an Indian chief fell in love with the son of another Indian chief. Their tribes were at war and came in hot pursuit. The lovers fled to the top of the bluff....

...when they realized it was hopeless they flung themselves from this very spot.

There's even an authentic portrait of the two lovers:

1 comment:

Smith clan said...

It's always interesting traveling 'with' you. Thank you!