Rededicated on September 29th, 1980
to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the heroic march
of the "Over the Mountain Men."
When American independence looked hopeless
a citizen army marched thru this mountain gap
to challenge British . . . — — Map (db m138466) HM WM
The scenic mountain highway idea originated long before the Blue Ridge Parkway project began. In 1906, Joseph Hyde Pratt, North Carolina's State Geologist, proposed a toll road following the crest of the Ridge mountains from Marion, Virginia to . . . — — Map (db m140600) HM
On Friday, September 29, 1780, a large part of the American Army passed this spot, under command of Colonels William Campbell, Isaac Shelby and John Sevier. On their march to the battle of King's Mountain, where the British and Tory forces, . . . — — Map (db m138478) HM WM