A new country is being born. White settlers have multiplied and spread across a wild frontier filled with new and sometimes unknown dangers. Joseph Martin lead an expedition to the area of Powell’s Valley in Virginia, a race against other settlers, to secure land. After beating the other party by two weeks and building a fort, Indians attacked sending everyone back whence they came. Early the next year, Martin returned to rebuild what’s now Martin’s Station.
This last stop, before settlers reached Kentucky, became a small yet important part of American History.
Join the ‘raid’ this weekend just 6 1/2 miles north of Cumberland Gap in Virginia. Click below for more information.
Ahh so the Dogwoods are in full bloom! Everything is blooming even my lilacs! So it’s been warm, cold then warm again. Today brought the Rain! Serious rain. With this mixture everyone is under Tornado Warnings. Our prayers are with everyone to keep safe and hopefully have little to no damage. Our hearts go out to those in Mississippi that lost their lives to the tornado there and their families.
Now if you’re brave enough to weather the storm, which hopefully will be over early tomorrow, you may want to check out the Civil War Reenactment in Cumberland Gap, Tn. A pdf schedule is here. So get out early for the church service and demonstrations will be at 12pm. Hope you enjoy! To learn more about Cumberland Gap, Tn visit their website Town of Cumberland Gap. Check the tidbits for some interesting information.