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Title Overmountain Victory March
Date October 19, 1975
Description Photograph of automobiles, horse trailers, horses and people at a grassy intersection near Gillespie Gap and milepost 331 in section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 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 Automobiles
Gillespie Gap (N.C.)
Horseback riding
Intersections (roads)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway