Summer is here, and with it brings heat. Just a quick reminder for everyone to stay cool. If you’re out hiking, take plenty of water with you.
Something else summer heats up besides the weather is traveling. I know I’ve been on the road a lot, and from the traffic I’ve seen many of you have been as well. So take care out there it’s a crazy world in the fast lane and forgive me for being missing in action, as I may have to be more.
Big update for anyone living north of Knoxville, Tn to St. Paul, Virginia. There’s a huge generator being moved this weekend and if you’re headed to Cumberland Gap, Tn you may run into heavy traffic. There’s a huge area of the road right as you get on the ramp (25 E ) in Harrogate, Tn to 58 of Virginia that’s been sliding out for a few weeks now. They’ve terraced the area and I would think by now fixed it. This generator they’re moving was scheduled to move before now, but the weather and this section of road has held up it’s delivery. So finally this weekend it’ll be heading north. For more on the trip there are maps and information on the WBIR website.
The maps are located here and here.
Keep cool. Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors!
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.
Here’s a tidbit of information for those who didn’t know.
The Post Office located in Cumberland Gap, TN is the only post office to change states three times! It was Cumberland Gap, Virginia, Cumberland Gap, Ky and now as you know Cumberland Gap, TN.
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