overmountain menThe Overmountain Men

{Fortunately, student from the area schools are invited to an annual celebration and re-enactment of the North Carolina hill country involvement in the Revolutionary War. It is hosted by Unimin, our leading regional employer, through whose now-secured land the mountain militia passed on their way south to meet the British army. The re-enactment is conducted by a traveling group of volunteers dressed in period costumes, weapons, etc., a very enlightening day.

So, our students are well aware of the following condensed, “Readers Digest” version of that account:}

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The activities of the Revolutionary War in this mountainous area was a turning point in the war with the British. However, until that time, the folks in this region who were of Scottish and Irish ancestry, lived in remote valleys and worked as hunters, farmers, and artisans. They were used to being independent, and had little to do with events taking place in the northern states and along the coast.

When the British army commander, Major Patrick Ferguson came into the (Charlotte) area and sent a message threatening Carolinian patriots with death if they did not submit to his control, well, that was another matter. Infuriated, the mountain patriots formed a militia and actively pursued the Major and his loyalist forces.  

{Note: this battle was between Americans who were loyal to the King, and patriotic Americans who wanted their independence and freedom from British control – Major Ferguson was the only Brit in the Battle of King’s Mountain. Neighbor fighting neighbor!}

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This is a slide show of pictures taken around the immediate area of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

We have tried to give a composite view of the prominent scenery that we enjoy year around. You will see our  Carolina hills nature-painted in all of her four seasons beauty and glory; winter, spring, summer and fall (one of our more spectacular sights, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through here).

So, sit back, enjoy and come on up, we have room for you!

 

(Except as marked, all photos copyright © Daniel M. True)

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