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Trail Blazing - A method used by Indians and white men in marking a trail.  Sometimes trees were blazed by chipping off or peeling off the bark.  Other times young saplings were bent in an elbow shape.  Tufts of tall grass might be tied and bent in the direction of the trail.  Piles of stones were sometimes used, especially where the trails led up a steep hill or incline.  These stones accumulated because of the custom of the Indian, when approaching a steep grade, of picking up and throwing a stone ahead, which he claimed would keep him from feeling tired.
 
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