Movie locations from “Alone Yet Not Alone”

AYNA at Dupont SF-NC (108)                               Captives on the run, Triple Falls, Dupont State Forest, NC

AYNA at Dupont SF-NC (118)          Setting up for a twilight scene at Triple Falls, Dupont State Forest, Brevard, NC

AYNA film crew-Dupont SF (4)L-R: Rick Garside, Assistant Director;  Ray Bengston, Director; and some Location Manager they pulled off the street. Triple Falls, DuPont State Forest, NC

Dupont SF-Nov 11-High Falls (10)                                 Triple Falls, DuPont State Forest, NC

Roanoke River-BRP (13)  Roanoke River Gorge, Roanoke, VA.  Played as various settings in the Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania.

Jamestown Ferry-sunset (3)James River sunset near Jamestown. Immigrants arriving to the New World would’ve welcomed this sight after their long trans-Atlantic journey. “Heaven and earth,” wrote John Smith in praise of Virginia, the colony he helped found, “never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation.”

EP-Mayflower Hills ParkMayflower Hills Park, in the Blue Ridge Mts near Explore Park, Roanoke, VA. This meadow was the setting for an encampment of redcoats under General Braddock.

Fort Loudoun-TN-nw corner-blacksmithFort Loudoun State Park, TN, one of the finest state parks in America, played as Fort Duquesne (ie downtown Pittsburgh), at the confluence of the Ohio & Monongahela Rivers.

Jamestown docks played as a busy seaport in the opening scenes of the movie. Ships are a century earlier than our time period but with creative set dressing and crafty directing this setting worked splendid for us.

 Yorktown, VA. Where we turned the world of King George upside down, of course that was 25 years after our story. Various street scenes here played as Philadelphia.

Wren Bldg Historic Area (37)

Wren Building, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Second oldest educational institution in America, in the movie it plays as the Philadelphia State House, better known as Independence Hall.

Explore Park-Totero Village (15)                     Totero lodge, Explore Park, played as a Kittanning village in PA.

We know you highly esteem the kind of learning taught in these colleges. And the maintenance of our young men, while with you, would very expensive to you. We’re convinced, therefore, that you mean to do us good by your proposal, and we thank you heartily. But you who are so wise must know that different nations have different conceptions of things. And you will not, therefore, take it amiss if our ideas of this kind of education happens not to be the same with yours.  We have had some experience of it. Several of our young people were formerly brought up in the colleges of the northern province. They were instructed in all your sciences. But when they came back to us, they were bad runners, ignorant of every means of living in the woods, unable to bear either cold or hunger, knew neither how to build a cabin, take a deer, or kill an enemy, spoke our language imperfectly, and therefore were neither fit for hunters, warriors, nor councilors. They were totally good for nothing. We are, however, not the less obliged for your kind offer, though we decline accepting. To show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia shall send us a dozen of their sons, we would take great care in their education, instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.” -Onandaga Chief Canassatego, 1744

1700 settler cabin (14)1700 Settler’s Cabin,Explore Park. Crudely but sturdily built, the quintessential dwelling that made us more “American” rather than British.

1850 Hofauger Farmstead (43)In colonial times a backyard garden was not a luxury, it was mandatory for survival. Hofauger Farmstead, Explore Park.

1850 Hofauger Farmstead (16)Hofauger Farmstead, Explore Park, played as a family farm in the wilds of the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, said:

     “The air is sweet and clear, the heavens serene”.

1760 fort (14)Settlers Fort, Explore Park. “Forting up” was an expression well-known to early settlers and militia along the frontier. It meant to gather in, to close the doors and gates, and prepare for the worst.

Explore Park main road-sunrise-Sep 20 (6)                            Sunrise, on the way to work, Explore Park, Roanoke, VA

EP-Back Creek (1)                           Early morning along Back Creek, Roanoke County, VA

Penns Cave-Jul 23 (79)                                     Yes, thats a wolf, Penns Cave, PA

Penns Cave-Jul 23 (15)                                 Subterranean river, Penns Cave, PA

07 Joanna Mountain (16)                                        Joanna Mountain, DuPont State Forest, NC

NRG-Grandview-north overlook-pan01                                       Grandview, New River Gorge, WV

   “We primeval forests felling,
    We the rivers stemming, vexing we and piercing deep the mines within,
    We the surface broad surveying, we the virgin soil upheaving,
    Pioneers! O pioneers!”

   -Walt Whitman


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