All things Early American




 

 

Mike Etheredge of Hayden is pictured with the part of his extensive collection of Early American and Indian artifacts that he recently displayed in the Blount County Memorial Museum in Oneonta. Some items he replicated with the help of a friend, Ruth Charlier, but most are authentic. In the display were tomahawks, knives, and leather goods he fashioned. The peace pipes, arrowheads, stone tools, and weapons are verified as authentic. Etheredge’s pride is a 28-gauge muzzle-loading smooth-bore rifle he uses for hunting deer. – Wallace Todd