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Title Overmountain Victory March
Date October 19, 1975
Description Photograph of people and horseback riders at an access point for the Blue Ridge Parkway near Gillespie Gap and milepost 331 in section 2L. Taken by Peggy Thompson during the Overmountain Victory March held on October 19, 1975. The march commemorated the Revolutionary War Overmountain Men and the upcoming U.S. bicentennial.
Location Location Name: Gillespie Gap
Parkway Milepost: 330.9
Latitude: 35.8526233
Longitude: -82.0509476
Creator Individual Peggy Thompson
Tags Access roads
Gillespie Gap (N.C.)
Horseback riding
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway