The Long & Winding Road ... Or, What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been ... Or, What The Hell Did We Do To Deserve This?
... A Chronicle Of On The Trail
~~~~ the timeline ~~~~
THINGS TO NOTE& TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU BROWSE THIS SECTION:
late-March 1997 ... mohicanpress.com domain name is established
late-April 1997 ... original web site, all 6 "pages" worth, hits the airwaves!
May 13, 1997 ... first contribution from cast & crew ... Soldier #1posts - [due to an early server error, the first several original posts were deleted from the message directory, however, post subjects are visible on the 1997 Board index] This would be followed, in rather rapid succession, by Soldier #2, Connie Boyer [of the make-up department], Mark A. Baker, Noel T. Manning ... and many others.
October 4, 1997 ... the director's cut seed is planted by Myrrh - see: re: lotm vs rhps...or another idea
October 13, 1997 ... the Moheckies "officially" pass the torch - see: moheckies
October 23, 1997 ... Soldier #2 gives birth ... to a Mohican Day - see: to my new family: thank you - or, could it really have been a seed planted a bit earlier by Kiki? - see: lotm vs the rocky horror picture show
November 16 - 22, 1997 ... Nirvana gone forever ... our first fight [rats!] - see: re: on the subject of troublesome lines
Somewhere in time ... about this same period, Soldier #1, late at night, makes a rambling, obscene post [deleted] inadvertently adding to the fray ... reality definitely sets in! - see: response to heat
November 19, 1997 ... a recurring theme: to close, or not to close, the board - see: apology accepted
Somewhere in time II ... Francois, a chef by trade, and a huge Cooper buff, bursts upon the scene denigrating "you people" and generally pissing everybody off - thread no longer exists.
December 3, 1997 ... Mohican Gathering named - see: a mohican gathering? first chat
December 3, 1997 ... Burned by Energia ... first flame ... [case in point for an E-mail encouraged war ... your friendly site host accused of being a racist!] - see: re: read all responses and respectfully add mine
December 4, 1997 ... Good comes of bad ... a challenge by Carin - see: re: ...ad naseum
December 7, 1997 ... Director's Cut Drive results ... and more - see: news on the director's cut and click on image at right ------>
December 17 - 18, 1997 ... the SYMT/GGGG war rages ... an innocent post by Chris; egged on by Marcia ... the rest is history [see, we told you this was about history!] - see: re: ? cut off and the threads immediately above!
December 1997 - January 1998 ... we pursue big game for an interview, and end up with much more ... the Eric Schweig Gallery! ... the interview was done on February 1 & 2, 1998 - see: eric schweig: an interview
January 25, 1998 ... the Gathering T-shirts; idea presented by Lynn - see: the gathering and other such stuff
March 19, 1998 ... the return of an old nemesis, or, things can be different the second time around - see: re: do you remember francois?
April 6, 1998 ... *sigh* ... legalities begin ... a Mohican tribal lawyer questions our use of the word "Mohican" - needless to say, we won out in the end ... letter at right [2 pages] ---->
April 7, 1998 ... there's no evidence remaining in the archives [remember, we used to heavily "cull"] that anything even took place, but, something did and it wasn't pretty! Resulted in the desertion of a regular poster ... see: a little levity
June 20 - 21, 1998 ... The First Annual Great Mohican Gathering becomes reality! see: the great mohican gathering of 1998
September 7, 1998 ... the second D.C. drive finally launched - see: new director's cut drive begins
October 30, 1998 .. the B. I. A. puts it in writing - they were much more pointed in an earlier phone call! Letter at right [2 pages] ----->
November 13, 1998 ... following the call of the masses, we embarked on a short-lived experiment with maintaining 2 "Mohican Boards" ... the original, for posts directly related to the Board's guidelines, and a new, role-playing version, called, "Mohican Colony Muses" ... it didn't work out; both boards suffered, the parts not equaling the whole. We think there's an important lesson in there ...
December 6, 1998 ... another Mohicanland resident forced to leave the settlement - see: mohicanland suffers a loss ...
December 14, 1998 ... expansionism! A new Web Site! - see: against all odds
~~~~ and, that's the first 2 years, highlighted
... more to come: fan club, porn links, more interviews & gatherings, cgi
rip-off, and other exciting escapades! ~~~~
for the next 2 years, see: ON THE TRAIL CHRONICLE ... Part 2
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