Tuckasegee, NC – Petroglyphs & Goat Glands

Tuckasegee, NC

Tuckasegee is an unincorporated community in Jackson county.  NC 107 runs through the area.  Tuckasegee to Sylva is 13 miles south

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TUCKASEGEE TRADING COMPANY

JOHN R. BRINKLEY 1885-1942 – Medical maverick, radio and advertising pioneer, candidate for governor of Kansas. Boyhood home stood across the river

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BRINKLEY HISTORIC MARKER & AUNT SALLY MONUMENT

For notoriety, and controversy, few North Carolinians can match John Romulus Brinkley (1885-1942), the famed “Goat Gland King” of the 1920s and 1930s. Born in Jackson County, he was raised by an aunt after his mother’s death.  He moved to Arkansas and secured a degree from “Eclectic Medical University,” a “diploma mill,” in the modern phrase. His rise to fame commenced in 1922 with his development of an operation whereby the sex glands of goats were transplanted into the bodies of “tired” (read impotent) men

Caney Fork General Store – is one of those country stores that carries a little of everything. 7032 Hwy 107

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Judaculla Rock – Soapstone boulder carved with Indian symbols between 500 & 1700 A.D. Sacred to the Cherokee. Petroglyphs 3 1/2 mi. SE.

Historic marker on the corner of NC 107 & Caney Fork Rd.  turn on Caney Fork Rd (across from the Store) to see Judaculla Rock, turn on Judaculla Rock Rd

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Judaculla—or Jutaculla— Rock is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries in the United States. The largest petroglyph in North Carolina, and one of the largest in the Southeast, is named for a Cherokee legend about its formation. Judaculla Rock sits in the Caney Fork Creek valley. The details of the petroglyph’s formation, as well as its origin and purpose, are unknown to scientists.   Judaculla Rock Rd – coordinates – 35 18.083 – 83 06.590

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