Brochure Features Revolutionary War Sites

Reed Travel Features CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A joint venture to promote the Revolutionary War sites in North Carolina and South Carolina resulted in a trail detailed in a brochure titled Revolutionary War: Discover the Carolinas' Backcountry Trails. The fold-out pamphlet highlights the 10 main sites that can be visited on the trail as well as nine other sites. Among the stops in North Carolina are Alamance, where in May 1771, farmers battled Royal Governor Tryon's troops; the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia; the Hazekiah Alexander Home- site in Charlotte; the Old English Cemetery in Salisbury; Old Salem (a living-history town); Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, and Hillsborough, site of the 1775 Provincial Congress. The brochure also indicates ideal side trips, such as one to Cheraw, where General Gates moved his troops on the way to the Battle of Camden; Catawba Cultural Center, which preserves the culture of the Catawba Indians who fought on the side of the colonists, or to Boggan-Hammond House in Wadesboro, which belonged to Patrick Boggan, an officer of the North Carolina militia of the Salisbury District during the Revolution. For copies of the brochure, call the North Carolina Travel & Tourism Division at (800) VISIT NC or South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism at (800) 205-8866.

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