California Has Never Experienced A Water Crisis Of This Magnitude – And The Worst Is Yet To Come

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U.S. Drought Monitor June 9Things have never been this dry for this long in the recorded history of the state of California, and this has created an unprecedented water crisis.  At this point, 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California, and some communities are not receiving any more water at all.  As you read this article, 100 percent of the state is in some stage of drought, and there has been so little precipitation this year that some young children have never actually seen rain.  This is already the worst multi-year drought in the history of the state of California, but this may only be just the beginning.  Scientists tell us that the amount of rain that California received during the 20th century was highly unusual.  In fact, they tell us that it was the wettest century for the state in at least 1000 years.  Now that things are returning to “normal”, the state is completely and total unprepared for it.  California has never experienced a water crisis of this magnitude, and other states in the western half of the nation are starting to really suffer as well.  In the end, we could very well be headed for the worst water crisis this country has ever seen.


When I said that some communities in California are not receiving any more water, I was not exaggerating.  Just consider the following excerpt from one recent news report

The community of Mountain House is days away from having no water at all after the state cut off its only water source.

Anthony Gordon saves drinking water just in case, even though he never thought it would come to this.

“My wife thinks I’m nuts. I have like 500 gallons of drinking water stored in my home,” he said.

The upscale community of Mountain House, west of Tracy, is days away from having no water. It’s not just about lawns—there may not be a drop for the 15,000 residents to drink.

So what are those people going to do?

And what is this going to do to the property values in that area?

Who in the world is going to want to buy a home that does not have running water coming to it?

Other communities throughout the state are pumping groundwater like crazy in a desperate attempt to continue with business as usual.  In fact, it is being projected that groundwater will account for almost all water used in the entire state by the end of this year

Underground aquifers supply 35 percent of the water used by humans worldwide. Demand is even greater in times of drought. Rain-starved California is currently tapping aquifers for 60 percent of its water use as its rivers and above-ground reservoirs dry up, a steep increase from the usual 40 percent. Some expect water from aquifers will account for virtually every drop of the state’s fresh water supply by year end.

But of course this creates a huge problem.  When the groundwater is gone, it is gone for good.  Those aquifers took centuries to fill up, and now they are being drained at a staggering rate.  In some parts of the state, aquifers are being drained so fast that it is causing thousands of square miles of land to sink

Californians have been draining water so rapidly from underground aquifers that tens of thousands of square miles of land reportedly are sinking — so drastically that the shifting surface is starting to destroy bridges and crack highways across the state, according to a recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

So what is the solution?

Some of my readers have suggested that desalination is the answer.  But the truth is that desalination is very expensive and it is really bad for the environment.  The following comes from a recent Natural News article

For those who are saying, “There’s no water problem in California! It has the entire Pacific Ocean right next door!”, you need to look into the catastrophic environmental destruction tied to ocean water desalination.

Not only does desalination use fossil fuels which emit the very same carbon emissions that the California government insists caused the drought in the first place, the desalination process itself pollutes the ocean with high concentration salt brine that kills marine ecosystems and destroys ocean life along the California coastline.

And that’s on top of all the Fukushima radiation that’s already causing a marine ecosystem collapse in many areas of the coast. Add more salt brine to the mix and you get a state where rich, self-entitled Hollywood celebrities demand their lush, green lawns at the expense of ocean life, climate change and the global ecosystem. If that happens, California will lose all credibility as a “green” state, and its wealthiest residents will be living an ecological lie.

Others have suggested that California can solve their water problems using “toilet to tap” technology

Potable water reuse – or converting sewage effluent to heavily-treated, purified drinking water – is receiving renewed attention in California in the midst of the state’s four-year drought.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, “California water managers and environmentalists” are pushing the idea of recycled sewage water. Yet past efforts in the state to employ similar systems have stalled, as opponents have dubbed the concept “toilet to tap.”

How would you feel about that?

Would you be willing to have your family drink water that came from the toilets of your neighbors?

I don’t think that I could do that.

But something has to be done.  It is not just the state of California that is experiencing a major water crisis.  All over the world, underground aquifers are being drained rapidly.  In fact, according to the Washington Post, 21 out of the 37 largest aquifers in the world “have passed their sustainability tipping points”…

The world’s largest underground aquifers – a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people — are being depleted at alarming rates, according to new NASA satellite data that provides the most detailed picture yet of vital water reserves hidden under the Earth’s surface.

Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers — in locations from India and China to the United States and France — have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water was removed than replaced during the decade-long study period, researchers announced Tuesday. Thirteen aquifers declined at rates that put them into the most troubled category. The researchers said this indicated a long-term problem that’s likely to worsen as reliance on aquifers grows.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.  There is a reason why experts refer to fresh water as “the new oil”.  Without fresh water, none of us can survive.  But we are very quickly getting to the point where there simply won’t be enough of it for everyone on the planet.

As for the state of California, it was once a desert and now it is turning back into a desert.  As I mentioned earlier, the 20th century was the wettest century that part of North America had seen in at least 1000 years.  During that time, we built enormous cities all over the Southwest that currently support millions upon millions of people.  But now we are learning that those cities are not sustainable.

So what should be done?  Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

  • kfilly

    Glad I live right by tbe Mississippi River. If I lived in one of those states, I would have my property up for sale right now and move to somewhere that has water. I would be out of dodge before the sheeple figured out what happened.

    • SortingHat

      Northern California is going to become the Sahara desert and then the public will act like the animals they are trained to be then comes in martial law and the FEMA camps.

      I mean reeducation centers. Oops! I forgot to be politically correct there!

      • artfuldgr

        so rather than cry boo hoo, we should cry baha baha?

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  • Dale Graley

    Property values will go down just as fast as the underground aquifers have. No one wants to buy property that has no flowing water. That spells doom for all of us in California.

    • DANA

      California is a soulless destination and this transcends all politics. The happiest day of my life was seeing that state in my rearview mirror as I headed to greener pastures (literally). I had to take a job in that state for four years and they were they most miserable of my life. I just hope and pray that psychotic bunch doesn’t vacate their doomed state and infect the rest of the country which is still somewhat livable!

  • All Man Made Elites crisis..They could just use Reverse Osmosis like they do in the Middle East Saudi and Dubai etc…convert sea water into plain water…Its easy and cost effective. Desalination plants are the way to go…

    • SortingHat

      Again that would throw the rich 1 percent off as they will have less control over charging premium rates on the water supply.

      They won’t like that one bit.

    • Australia has an absolutely massive desalination plant. Watch Build it Bigger season 5.
      Also someone peed in a California reservoir & a judge? ordered the entire thing drained !!!

      • Linda Aguilar

        No that was in Oregon.

      • artfuldgr

        Built before greenies…

    • artfuldgr

      the articles being written by the la times and such say thats not good, as its expensive, and would use fossile fuels… and so would cause global warming…

  • K

    Perhaps another question is why has the Government, not even tried to do anything? Look up Operation Popeye, and then look at the date. If they could modify rain patterns then, imagine what they can do now. The Government is not acting in any way.Could it be that water, or the lack of it. Is the ultimate way to control people?

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  • Richard

    “So what are those people going to do?”

    “And what is this going to do to the property values in that area?”

    “Who in the world is going to want to buy a home that does not have running water coming to it?”

    OH GOD NO!!!!

    We’ re back to Mr. Hyde. The baby-talk, tear-jerker ranter. The silly questions. The heart-string puller.

    Michael, for God’s sake, GET OFF IT, man!

    • Guest

      Richard, or do you prefer Diiick? Stop the trolling for Gods sake.

      • artfuldgr

        this from the person that claimed mexicans wil drink from toilets? sorry, we stopped listening to you at that point, and now just make fun of you

        • Guest

          Q: why doesn’t Mexico have an Olympic team?
          A: because anyone who can run, jump or swim is already in the United States.

  • SortingHat

    Once the 1 percents are removed so will a lot of these problems go too.

    These problems you have mentioned are being ignored because the 1 percents
    They choosen to have instead make the internet into a toll road for the rich by forcing us with paid subscriptions *which don’t remove ads nor offer any special benefits* and cloud computing to control all content.

    Don’t believe me? Look at the direction all three companies have gone.

    Microsoft 10 is going to be all store apps where you can only buy things from THEIR store and nowhere else. In the past I could buy brand X and Brand Y for different components when I want to upgrade but if the rich had their way those days will be over.

    Building your own computer is really the best way to go!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes to the point that *computers* will be like smart phones having little to no onboard memory storage and everything is all sign up stuff in order to be able to store YOUR OWN media which then they will have control over.

    This is all being done to pave the way to the one world system of buying/selling with the mark. The rich bankers have agreed that people don’t have a right to private property and that the internet is too dangerous as the information super highway.

    Now it’s bombarded with ads and auto play videos. I don’t mind ads to the side like on this site where it’s silent but relying wholly on ad revenue is fools gold.

    Google and Microsoft have chosen this route. Google became publicly traded in 2010 and the results have shown. There really isn’t a decent search engine anymore only ones that suck *less* then the other.

    Google had it good in the early 2000s not requiring any advanced methods. Their *smart* search is basically shopping search and need to be labeled as such.

    There should be two searches. *Information* search that excludes commercial links and *Shopping* search that has only commercial links to stores.

    Information sites will especially be focused on the dot org/gov and edu type sites.

    They are also using this drought as a crisis to bank on water rights in order to charge premium rates for our god given water and lock up most of the aquifers and stop building dams to save a few fish which makes it easier for the rich bankers to control the water supply lines.

    Control the water and food then you control the citizens.

    The USA is NOT to serve you. They are now the bully of the world. China and Russia are gaining more freedom while the USA is losing it.

    The cold war was just another rich 1 percent distraction so we won’t notice the beginnings of the decline of America and it seems it worked! They are the experts and have it all *under control* on how our fate is decided as a nation.

    They want us to only think we have two choices. Either submit like willing sheep or think we should press the F button and screw the law so we will look like mindless animals which further needs control.

    Best solution is to prepare for long term survival in the wilderness where supplies are not locked up and it’s easier to move around to escape brief encounters with the law when they do random sweeps.

    If you are rich enough build a cabin that is totally self dependent from the grid and ways from the main roads.

    • artfuldgr

      sorry.. the 1 percent dont have enough people to vote in the stupidyt your talking about… its not the 1 percent, its the idiots that vote that are sprachregelung followers… 1% cant vote in anything… can they? it takes the immigrants voting illegally, the liberal average poor person being manipulated and others to generate enough votes so that the idiots tha mess things up are in power…

      now… if they voted more conservatively, not liberal wacko. they would get more damns, less water for the fish, more for the farmers and lower taxes…

      but they are voting for utopia.. .
      besdies, the 1% dont actually live in california.. they only stay there the minimum time so that they dont have to pay resident taxes, their taxable homes are in places like texas, where they dont pay as much.

      you save a lot if your home is just used less than six months out of the year… so thats what they do…

  • DJohn1

    We have to look at it as Spaceship Earth. How does Spaceship Earth recycle water?
    The fact is that the drought was a surprise to a lot of people that should know better.
    We use far too much water for non-drinking purposes. I have no problem at all watering the law with recycled toilet water. It is probably safer than the water we drink. After the government puts chemicals in it.
    So properly utilizing the resources at hand might be a partial answer.
    I have no problem with flushing recycled water in the toilet.
    Or any other use non-drinking water might have.
    Here in Ohio, we have plenty of water due to excessive flooding and rains. All of which originates in the Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, we have built damns to contain the excess flooding. The last real flood in this area was 1913.
    But for a while there, we also were having a drought. That drought in my opinion was caused by mankind’s oil spills in the gulf. Probably wrong according to the experts. But if you change the surface tension of water and it does not condense into clouds, then you have a drought on your hands. That is probably too simple an answer.
    What does the surface tension of the water in the Pacific look like? The Pacific Ocean I remember had huge waves striking the beaches all the time. Very seldom did I ever see an ocean beach where the water was perfect for swimming unless it was behind a breakwater.
    When the nuclear thing happened in Japan, I would have moved to the Atlantic Coast if I wanted an ocean nearby. Otherwise I would have re-settled in the Midwest states such as Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois.
    The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Our Earth rotates. From that rotation comes the direction of the clouds over the planet.
    Most of our rain clouds come from the Southwest and travel to the Northeast.
    Where is the Pacific Current in all of this? On the Atlantic side, we have the gulf stream that heats most of Europe. A similar current supposedly runs on the Pacific Ocean heating Japan.
    London, England is fairly warm for being on a Northern place similar to Montreal, Canada. Those same currents bring rain.
    But what if there is a disruption in the current and it travels around an area instead of through an area?
    I think that might bring some unusual weather patterns. Thus you might have a drought of epidemic proportions on your hands.
    If we are going to desalinate the Pacific, then we need to do it the right way. That means finding a way to produce rain clouds like nature normally does.
    The real problem was expressed here with excessive salt in the water.
    But if it is scattered over thousands of miles like it is with cloud making then it is a natural process not a pollution process.
    That is one huge, deep ocean. It is far bigger than the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of the continent. If something is disrupting the natural processes of producing rain water then we need to find out exactly what is happening and why.

    • artfuldgr

      spaceship earth also recycles land so you cant pollute it… in 300 million years, its subducted and new land with new ores and resources comes out the other end of the plate movements…

      so the idea you will run out of material is a farce… the only thing you can do with matter is move it around… youcant use it up… duh. (and with enough energy you can assemble molecules into oil… again, you can only move matter around)

  • Feather Red Hawk

    One word, one cause: FRACKING.
    This is what will soon happen to your state if your legislature allows fracking to continue or begin if it hasn’t already. North Carolina will undoubtedly be the next dried up state of the Union because they won’t press the STOP button in time either due to their insatiable greed for money. North Carolina has a history of following that panting bell wetherling named California, who has endeavored to go over the edge of the cliff in his nefarious and mischievous adventures. The talking heads are pretending to be utterly “out of the know” as to why California will never see a drop of rain again. The media is blacking out the real reason– fracking, just as they are blacking out the real reason why people are being dismembered by sharks on a regular basis off the coastline of the Atlantic seaboard.

    • Feather Red Hawk

      One Elite family belonging to The Club, going by the surname “Duke”, has nearly ruined NC already with a major coal ash spill in which they received a slap on the wrist for. Believe me, the Elite are surely profiting from hydraulic fracking. They possess the uncanny ability to venture into new territories and turn the natives of the land into destroyers of God’s creation and perfect ecological system of checks and balances. Nothing has changed with them. The Bible calls them out as “Destroyers of the earth”: Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with you! when you shall cease to spoil, you shall be spoiled; and when you shall make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you. I can’t help but think of the First Nations that once lived in harmony with the land of America, when I read this Bible verse.
      God will allow Imperialistic and Elitist America to be made a desolation because She has joined Herself to that wicked place where The Son of man was crucified, that place in which He called “Sodom and Egypt”, and She stands in a harbor with Her hand raised high and proudly proclaims to be a widow to none and dwellest carelessly. Her destruction comes and God will deliver it Himself personally.

      • DANA

        Oh stop with the romanticization of native American cultures. They were barbaric and ruthless just like everyone else during that time in human history. Just like everyone else is today.

        • Thank you, Dana. You validate what the remnant/conscious element of the human race has been declaring all along about the lost souls of the Late Great United States.
          You will never achieve a state of true and real consciousness until you recognize the enemy and destroyers of the free, or once free, nations/races. That enemy instituted this Corporation (United States of The Crown) for the sole purpose of turning the world into an open-air prison planet. Anyone who has dared to defy It’s global control/ slave system goal was met with the Hotchkiss gun, smallpox blankets, starvation, rape, fire, the noose, atomic bombs, napalm, depleted uranium, white phosphorus, and the list goes on and on. I haven’t even begun to list the biological germ warfare that is being unleashed right now on Africans and South Koreans and the Arabian people. It is high time for the ASC (altered state consciousness) Christians to stop the rapture madness and realize that God is going to pour out His righteous fury and wrath on this world bully we have sadly and mistakenly come to consider as the “Apple” of His eye because we support a “forced birth” man-made state of Israel.
          May God save the Remnant during this time in history, known as “Jacob’s Trouble”, or “The Birth Pangs”, and gather them back to their land as He promised..
          Dana, I hope you come into the Truth and the Spirit soon. It’s called “Waking Up”.
          All the best,

          • artfuldgr

            look up Cahokia Mounds…

            Archaeologists first uncovered this grim tableau in 1967 while
            excavating the prehistoric city of Cahokia, at its peak from 1050 to
            1150 CE, the seat of the ancient Mississippian culture.

            and you dont even get that to be a warrior was to attack other tribes… the plains indians constantly warred, the mayan and aztecs did too..

            and they committed many attrocities BEFORE the settlers responded… one of the worst was a whole family, who were also raped and scalped (a indian practice adopted by whites not a practice of whites adopted by indians)

            a whole lof of the things done completely ignore the fact that they predate the uniteds states as a country, ingore that it was a colony, and that after that, the british and french hired indians to massacre the other peoples.

            you only have to look it up… the nobel savage never existed… not to mention that their being one with horses couldnt have happendd before the settlers came, as it was the spaniards that brouth them

            remember? those of spain came to america first? not british…and 300 years of the brutal acts of the spanish (As they also treated the south americans that way), is what your judging and blaming on the wrong people…

            but then again… your writing indicates that your knowlege is more religious type faith belief and not knowlege of actual history…

            just look it up…

          • DANA

            Where to begin? Well, as a native American you should know that most natives died from diseases and despite what you were told they were not intentional. Populations were not as large or resilient as they are today so this had a devastating effect on the population as a whole. Europeans suffered the same through the black plague which was brought from Asia, however the European culture was more resilient and managed to sustain itself. As for your other list of “atrocities”; germ warfare on Africa, the Middle East and South Korea (I assume you meant North Korea) what a fanatical load of lies. If it weren’t for western intervention of food and medicine, the populations of those countries would be a fraction of what they are know. Wouldn’t that make more sense if you were really trying to kill people off. The U.S. has really only been a “super power” for about sixty years, primarily because of the void left after a horrific world war, but mankind’s evil ways have been around forever!

        • Daddyotis

          Fully in agreement w/ Dana here. There is NOTHING special, courageous, or metaphysical about the American Indian before Europeans arrived here. They warred, committed atrocities, and traded slaves long before the “white devils” showed up. It constantly makes me laugh at how uneducated, touchie-feelie morons like to selectively spectacularize the indians as some perfect, peaceful, God-like species, when in reality they are no different than any of the rest of us: fallen, imperfect humans. I would bet any amount of money that Feather Red Hark has a tat inked into one of his appendages of a dreamcatcher with a couple of feathers attached to it. “Hey, look at me, Guys. I’m special! I’m 1/64th Apache, and this tattoo proves it! See ya in the sweat lodge!”

          • rHuntsman

            There is something special about the First People. They were courageous. And the metaphysical traits that they did possess all of us possess it has merely been suppressed.

    • artfuldgr

      your nuts… the water from the delta smelt from people like you wanting that is going out to sea in vast quantiies… while fraking reuses the water, and does its thing MILES underground, while water is hundreds of feet at most near the top…

      your an idiot that would follow a dear leader like that austrian dude last century that teamed up with the other socalists, and started WWII… they too lied to people like yuo to get you to act out on things they could take advantage of and not even pay you for your work.

      eh tovarish…

      • Grow up and stop calling names like a public school bully. It is obvious that grammar and language was not your strengths in your academic endeavors. I don’t get your post at all. You lost me. When you have an original thought that you can clearly and concisely express to your reader, feel free.

    • Daddyotis

      Fracking causes droughts? News to me. Better get back on your meds, Squanto.

    • Daddyotis

      Fracking causes droughts? News to me. Better get back on your meds, Squanto.

    • Daddyotis

      Fracking causes droughts? News to me. Better get back on your meds, Squanto.

  • Guest

    The Mexicans will not have a problem drinking their neighbors toilet water. Completely normal where they come from.

    • Linda Aguilar

      What a stupid racist thing to say!

      • artfuldgr

        not racist.. just stupid…

        even worse.. on some level the posting person thought there would be atta boys for it…

        trotsky coined the term and it has nothing to do with skin color… which is why dark skinned people from india have taken up top positions in companies and so forth… if its skin color they would share the fate of those of the same skin color… but they dont… and your not allowed to say why… it violates sprachregelung or what the nazis called poltical correctness when they were using it to get their horors done… of course the people being politcally correct here dont know that… why wouldthey learn that?

        • DANA

          Sprachregelung, is that like the politically correct tactics currently being used by the left in this country as they systematically try to destroy our constitution and civilization? I think what you’re getting at is that it’s more about culture than skin color, and I would have to agree, but certain skin colors seem to attach to certain cultures.

  • Scott

    Build the Grand Canal project.

  • Enginer

    Who came up with the ridiculous idea that dumping the salt from evaporated water at sea is harmful? Maybe in a estuary, but rain comes from concentrating the ocean by evaporation. The solution to “pollution” is often dilution. Desalination is A-OK

  • guest

    It’s obvious: there needs to be a mass exodus out of California, at least for the interim. What other choice do those people have? They’re too far up their own butts (most of them) to come up with more viable alternatives.

    • artfuldgr

      coming to a neighborhood near you where they will do the same thing they did back home…

      • DANA

        We should put up a fence!

    • DANA

      Please, please, please don’t encourage that madness to spread to other parts of the country.
      If you are from California, remember, you live in the greatest state, with the greatest weather, with the greatest state government one could ever wish for. You are the center of the universe, everyone gets their style and trends form you. You are the epitome of cool! Besides, you Californians wouldn’t like it out here in middle America. Our weather is sooooooo cold and we are basically dumb, ignorant and sooooooo not keeping up with the Kardashians. Learn to use less water, you will be happier in the long run!!!

  • gary hillerich

    Hey Mike..yet another great article..wish i had the ability to put together such a great website..EOTAD should be #1 on Alexa… don’t know anyone that doesn’t follow EOTAD & your great art i culls.t..superb job as always….Godspeed!

  • Richard Wendt

    Why don’t we harness the flood waters and build reservoirs all across the United States? We have 2.6 million miles of oil pipeline and water doesn’t even pollute. Imagine the jobs creation.

  • iguana one

    If I were a Californian, I would look into acquiring a lot of Big Berkey water filters. Specially if the California Kooks decide to use sewer water to drink. They could purify it but……….I would do it one better. No?

  • DANA

    We don’t believe they got what they deserved, were just making the factual point that all of mankind has been and continues to be evil and has acted on this evil. Their has never been this romanticized civilization that was one with the earth and lived in peace and harmony with one another. It’s a myth. I respect native Americans and their culture and want good things for them, but I refuse to encourage your distorted context of history.

  • Desertrat 1

    If the idea of drinking treated sewage water offends you, don’t be an astronaut or sign up for inter-planetary/stellar travel. Even today, the city of El Paso, Texas, pumps the outflow from tertiary treatment into its primary water source, the Hueco Bolson.

    Desalt is too expensive for other than drinking water. Dunno about nowadays, but Coalinga, California, used to have a dual water system. Chlorinated groundwater with boron for all purposes but drinking/cooking, and desalt water in a separate pipeline. In 1969 I saw in the motel bathroom, “hot”, “cold” and “potable”.

    The amount of brine put into the Pacific would be statistically insignificant.

  • Fred D

    It is an outrage that desalinisation would be discarded so quickly by so-called specialists. California has an endless source of energy with the sun. Get the ocean water up in altitude with pumps, evaporation then happens way quicker and at lower temperature (due to lower pressure). Then send the water down the tubes to the valley.
    The energy output/yield of water turbines is up to 97 to 99 percent, so the energy used to get the water up is about compensated by the water going down. As for the energy needed for the evaporation, the sun is a global solution. Every year it sends more energy on earth than there is energy left in form of combined oil and gaz.
    As for the remaining salt, it’s used for consumption. Salt. Never heard of it? Instead of importing it from whereverland, make it local.
    I don’t know why it’s all so complicated to understand. We are ruled by idiots and they prove it every single day.

  • rHuntsman

    You have reminded me how much I miss my friend Two Worlds. He once chained a couple cinder blocks to himself and walked the Trail of Tears. And told no one. Didn’t do it for publicity. I only found out because after said walk he came by as often he did and was treating skin burns around his waist at which time I found out about the walk.
    Two Worlds! where ever you are…I miss you my friend!