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Lecture: How We Won the Revolutionary War
November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Bristol, Virginia – The Bristol Historical Association will be having a public program led by Tom Vaughn of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, entitled, “How We Won the Revolutionary War”. Vaughn will tell of the overwhelming victory achieved at the Battle of Kings Mountain by backwoods Patriots and was the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. The program will be held on Monday, November 13, 6:30pm at the Bristol Public Library.
Vaughn lives at the famed Pemberton property in Sullivan County and has long been an interpreter of the region’s involvement in events that led to the Battle of King’s Mountain. Among his many activities, he is the Treasurer for the Overmountain Victory Trail Association that annually commemorates the 14-day march to King’s Mountain, North Carolina each September.
This Spring Vaughn and other members of the OVTA made visits to Congressional and Senatorial offices urging Congress to support the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. “Hike the Hill” is Trail Advocacy Week and trail supporters from around the nation meet in Washington in support of our National Trails System.
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) commemorates the military campaign that led to patriot victory at the battle of King Mountain in the fall of 1780. Authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980, the trail is administered by the National Park Service. Working closely with partners along its corridor, the route is gradually being completed as a non-motorized on-the-ground pathway for public use. Along the 330 miles of the OVNHT, a commemorative motor route, which follows the state highways, is also available.
The November 13th meeting is in partnership with the Bristol Public Library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. The program is open to the general public and will also include a general membership meeting of the Bristol Historical Association. Contact Tim Buchanan, President, for details of this or other upcoming programs, by e-mail; email@example.com. Visit our Facebook page for details, BRISTOL HISTORY.