The Emigrant's Dream

The Emigrant's Dream (HMNZL)

Location: Middlesboro, KY 40965 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 36.215', W 83° 41.741'

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Cumberland Gap, the break in the ridgeline you see ahead, is far more than just a pass through a long, rugged mountain barrier. For a generation of American pioneers this was the gateway from their old lives and limitations out to a frontier wilderness, full of promise, and the chance to start a better life.

What a buzzel is amongst people about Kentucke? To hear people speak of it one would think that it was a new found Paradise!
Reverend John Brown, 1775

Ask these Pilgrims what they expect when they git to Kentucke. The Answer is Land. Have you any? No, but I expect I can git it. Have you anything to pay for land? No. Did you Ever see the Country? No, but Every Body says it is good land...
Moses Austin, 1796
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Placed ByCumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 258883 N 4054281
Decimal Degrees36.60358333, -83.69568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.215', W 83° 41.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 12.90" N, 83° 41' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)423, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3005 Pinacle Rd, Middlesboro KY 40965, US
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