Saturday, May 26, 2012


The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
--Thucydides (460-404 BC) Ancient Greek historian and author. 

The stone reads:

Mary Patton
One of that heroic band who established a civilization in the wilderness. She made the powder used by John Sevier's troops in the battle of King's Mountain.
Erected by her descendants. 1932

To read a previous post of mine about the fascinating life of Mary Patton, click here.

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