Thursday, September 25, 2008

The OVTA visits the Pemberton Oak

The Pemberton Oak once stood where only the stump remains. This once stately White Oak (Quircus alba) was estimated to be between 500 and 600 years old.

Captain Pemberton mustered his militia under this tree in 1780 and set off to join the growing army that was to muster at Sycamore Shoals (in today's Elizabethton, TN) and then to march over the mountains to ward off the threat of Major Patrick Furgeson and his Tory Army.

The OVTA gather with Mrs. Sue Vaughn at the stump of the Pimberton Oak. Mrs.Vaughn and her family have been the owners if this Oak for many years and has overseen its care. Age finally took its toll on the great oak and it fell in 2002.

The OVTA fire a volley in respect of this great oak and the history it has seen.

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