This stop offers a beautiful view of the Buffalo River and Metal Ford, which takes its name from its stone bottom that reminded frontier travelers of stonesurfaced or Â“metaledÂ” roads of the day. Some attribute the name to its proximity to a nearby iron furnace partially owned by a U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the 1820s. John McLish, part Chickasaw Indian, also operated a stand here and received Andrew Jackson as a guest. President Jackson used his relationship with McLish to convince the tribe to give up their lands peacefully and move to Oklahoma. The treaty was signed in Franklin and opened up a large area for U.S. settlement.
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