Sycamore Shoals Celebrates 237th Anniversary of Gathering of the Overmountain Men
ELIZABETHTON — The biggest dates of the year for Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is Sept. 25. That is the day in 1780 that 400 mounted militamen, led by Col. William Campbell, coming from Abingdon, Va. crossed the Watauga River to join with other Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals. That scene has been reenacted every year since the nation's bicentennial in 1976.
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