Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

Sycamore Shoals was the name given to the nearby Watauga River crossing, and the surrounding area that served the settlers as a common meeting place. The land around the Shoals had been cleared by earlier Indian inhabitants, and provided the best home sites for settlers moving down the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road into the Watauga and Yadkin River Valleys.

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