Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Freedom Fighters

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809) author, revolutionary, and Founding Father

Overmountain Men Statue at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton, TN, site of the 1780 militia muster prior to their march to defeat British loyalists at the Battle of King’s Mountain in South Carolina. The plaque at the base of the statue reads:

Dedicated to the Spirit of the Overmountain Men
Heroes of the American Revolution

A Project of the City of Elizabethton Bicentennial Commission
Dedicated September 25, 1999
Artist: Jon Mark Estep

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