Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Abingdon Muster Grounds and the Overmountain Victory Trail

mansion
Today Noelle, Sierra and I drove up Interstate 81 into Virginia to check out the town of Abingdon and the Muster Grounds there.
historic sign
The Muster Grounds is where the Overmountain Men staged for their march to King's Mountain. We checked out the exhibits in the visitor center and Sierra even got to try on a tri-corner hat.
Sierras hat
Then we headed outside to hike a short section of the Overmountain Victory Trail which traces the route of the American rebels. We saw lots of geese
geese
and crossed a bridge over a creek which the trail then closely followed.
noelle on bridge
walking trail
Eventually the trail cam to a road where it ended. We retraced our steps back to the visitor center and then headed into town for lunch at Dairy Queen.      

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