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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21FC_the-massacre-of-kerrs-creek_Lexington-VA.html
The Massacre of Kerr's Creek took place near the Big Spring a few hundred yards from this spot. Oct. 10, 1764 A band of Shawnee Indians coming over the mountains from the Ohio surprised the fort and killed from fifty to sixty persons. This was t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYU_vires-acquirit-eundo-ancient-arbor-vitae_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
Before dying in 1980, this more than 1600 year old specimen of the Arbor Vitae tree was the oldest and largest known in the world. It's (sic) diameter measures 56 inches. Depending on climatic conditions that determine it's (sic) growth rate, the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYT_monacan-village_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
The Monacan Indian Nation and Natural Bridge invite you to witness, in a living history environment, glimpses of what life would have been like in a small Monacan Village (sic) 300 years ago along the banks of Cedar Creek. This is a project of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYS_lace-waterfalls_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
From high on the south end of the first ridge of the Alleghany Mountains, 180 miles away, originate the headwaters of Cedar Creek. Before you, Cedar Creek plunges 50 feet to the creekbed. As the seasons change, the waterfall transforms from delica…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYM_natural-bridge-patent_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
1926 This tablet commemorates the fact that the Natural Bridge patent was surveyed by George Washington about 1750 A.D. and was granted to Thomas Jefferson July 5, 1774 A.D. Erected by The Natural Bridge Chapter of the Daughters of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYL_a-miracle-in-stone-old-as-the-dawn_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
Natural Bridge has enormous proportions. Man first discovered Natural Bridge a few hundred years ago. But Nature, through millions of years, had worked with patient labor and magnificent skill to construct this monument which would stand for all t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYK_saltpetre-cave_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
During the War of 1812 and the Civil War (1861-1865), earth from this cave was mined for the bird and bat droppings that it contained, to make gunpowder. The earth was saturated with cold water and left in hoppers for a day or two. Once boiled in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZYJ_lost-river_Natural-Bridge-VA.html
About 1812, workmen from the Saltpetre Cave heard the waters of the Lost River, and blasted the opening to it that you see today. A water main was attached to transport water to the hoppers and kettles used to extract the nitrate from the cave. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZG1_kerrs-creek_Lexington-VA.html
A series of armed conflicts between Native Americans and settlers of European descent occurred along the western frontier of the British colonies during the 1750s and 1760s. In Oct. 1759, during the Seven Years' War, Shawnee Indians from the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZFQ_oxford-church_Lexington-VA.html
On the knoll 400 yards west, Presbyterian settlers of the Upper Buffalo Valley founded a congregation in 1758 and constructed a log fort that was also used as a place of worship. A stone church replaced it after the Revolutionary War. The Rev…
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