While many Property Owners are diving into the nearly year-long program of events and activities celebrating Big Canoe’s 50th anniversary, now is an ideal time to reflect on all that has made Big Canoe such a special place.
If we had to single out one person who had the greatest influence on Big Canoe’s dedication to its natural surroundings, it would be resident ecologist Dr. Robert Platt. After he retired as a professor at Emory University, Dr. Platt and his wife lived in Big Canoe for 17 years where he helped shape the construction policy at Big Canoe aimed at minimizing human impact on the environment. Dr. Platt helped establish the Architectural Control Committee and was responsible for coming up with the nature-focused names of many Big Canoe roads have today.
Below is the first in a series of articles that Dr. Platt wrote for the benefit of Big Canoe. Though undated, this story was most likely published in the late 70s.
Look for more articles by Dr. Platt – and other posts on the history of Big Canoe – in the coming weeks.
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