Notes from Hunter Creek

Notes from Hunter Creek- The Seventh Amendment

By Roger Wall This Amendment which is seldomly discussed or litigated reads as follows:   “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the Right of Trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact heard by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the U.S.,…

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Notes from Roger Wall – The Fifth Amendment

While at first glance, one might think that the Amendment contains disparate language.  It reads as follows:  “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval seas or in the militia,…

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The Fourth Amendment (Bill Of Rights)

By Roger Wall The Fourth Amendment is one of my favorite amendments, and it is also one of the most litigated of any of the Amendments.  The Fourth Amendment reads as follows:  “The Right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects against reasonable searches and seizures, shall not be…

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Notes From Hunter Creek – The Third Amendment

By Roger Wall The Third Amendment reads as follows:  “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law”. This Amendment was obviously enacted in response to the British Revolutionary armies including some…

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Notes from Hunter Creek

The First Amendment “Congress shall make no Law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, or PROHIBITING the FREE EXERCISE thereof; or ABRIDGING the FREEDOM of SPEECH, INFRINGING on the FREEDON of the PRESS, INTERFERING with the RIGHT to PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE, and to PETITION the GOVERNMENT for a REDRESS of GRIEVANCES.  (Emphasis provided by Author).    What…

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Notes from Hunter Creek – Roger Wall

Bill Of Rights Following the Treaty of Versailles in 1783, the new country known as the United States was truly in a bad place.      There were armed rebellions carried out by farmers in both western Massachusetts and Pennsylvania over whiskey taxes.   British, Spanish and soon French warships were becoming a real threat…

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Notes from Hunter Creek

Welcome To Hot Springs, America In part I, we discussed some Ozark cold-water springs and a few of the noted “warm” springs east of the Mississippi, other than Hot Springs, Arkansas.       Now for the western North America Springs:   USA 1. Colorado (three-star) *** Glenwood Springs Pool: forget the pool and head…

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Notes from Hunter Creek – Roger Wall

Welcome To Hot Springs, America Part I If you agree to travel on the cheap dime like I do, you are always planning ahead for your next bath or shower.         I travel in a four year old 4X4 Freightliner 25’ long Van, powered by a nifty little fuel-efficient turbo V-6 Diesel…

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Notes from Hunter Creek by Roger Wall

The Other Nat’l River Ozarkians probably don’t realize how lucky they are. Besides living in the second best floating state (behind Alaska) with an abundant number of clear water streams –– all four national rivers are located in the Midwest.       The St. Croix River forms a good part of the northern Minnesota-Wisconsin…

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Notes from Hunter Creek – Paddling Journeys

Going Light Practically everyone knows that the less weight carried in your paddle craft means greater maneuverability. Sounds easy, right?     In other words, bring a 50’ spool of strong nylon braided rope instead of a 14’  log chain for use in an emergency when canoeing.          And the weight of…

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