Analysis Of A Pleasant Trip To The Cumberland Plateau

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Cain Demumbra
Jennifer Wilson
English 1010
27 October 2017
A Pleasant Trip to the Cumberland Plateau
A plateau is a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side and is often cut by deep canyons. The Cumberland Plateau goes from Wayne County in Kentucky to Scott County in Tennessee. I will be writing primarily about areas in and around Cumberland County. The Cumberland Plateau includes parts of Wayne and McrCreary counties in Kentucky and Fentress, Morgan, Pickett, Cumberland and Scott Counties in Tennessee. These areas are around the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. The Cumberland Plateau was listed as one of the dozen most endangered Bio Gems in the world. The Natural Defense Council listed The Cumberland Plateau along with Alaska’s Western Artic Reserve, Canada’s Boreal Forest, and several others as the most endangered places in the Americas. Additionally, The Cumberland Plateau boasts the largest concentration of endangered species in North America. The views on the plateau are stunning with many beautiful waterfalls and overlooks. It is home to the world’s largest tree house, A WWII POW camp for German officers now a 4-H camp, Brushy Mountain State
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Burgess began construction on the tree house in 1993. He says he had a vision from God to build a treehouse. Climbing over 100 feet high and spreading across seven trees, the tree house is known for being the largest in the world. While the project took over ten years to complete, the structure is currently off limits to the public due to safety concerns. Burgess, was praying when he claimed God told him, "If you build a tree house, I'll see that you never run out of material." , Burgess began the treehouse. I have visited the tree house many times and have sat around a few bon fires with Burgess. His favorite song is “Jesus is just alright” by the Doobie

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