Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cloudland Elementary School program Sept 26

September 26, 2008: The OVTA has their first school program at Cloudland Elementary School in Roan Mt. TN. This program was to be held at the Sept 26th campsite at the Shelving Rock but due to rain, we had to present the program at the school.

The Shelving Rock is located on the way to Roan Mountain State Park. The Patriot Militia placed their gunpowder under the Shelving Rock to keep it dry as it was raining when they passed through here September 26, 1780.
Tom Holmes of Flowery Branch, GA begins the program with "The War Comes to the South"

Mike Dahl continues the Story of the Campaign to Kings Mountain.

We take a prisoner along the way.

A great time was had by all and the kids got some education along the way. The Overmountain Victroy National Historic Trail passes right through their community and they know little of the history the Patriot Militia played in procuring our freedom in 1780
On to our campsite at the Shelving Rock.


1 comment:

Janni said...

I really enjoyed your presentation at Cloudland. You're doing a great job toward preservation and education. Thanks for allowing me to take photos outside afterward!