Recently, a longtime listener emailed me fascinating information about an ancient Native American practice in Connecticut that I had never heard about until now. He wrote,

 "Just wanted to let you know that in kent falls i found on an upper trail an odd looking tree. it is twisted and bent over and shoots upward as branch is the tree and top was cutoff.  its a indian trail marker tree i believe pointing towards the falls."

That same listener also wrote that if you follow the man-made trail next to the Falls, turn left when it ends and look for the Red Trail, which runs into the Yellow Trail. After you've walked for about a minute or two, you will see the tree in the middle of the trail. After reading his email and gazing at his photos of these Indian Trail Trees, also referred to as Indian Trail Markers, I was hooked, and I needed to know more.

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