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Speakers at Tuesday’s big
200th birthday Celebration of
the Battle of Kings Mountain
described the rugged moun-
tainmen in many glowing,
U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Cecil Andrus, who addressed a
capacity crowd at a Bicentennial
luncheon at KMSHS cafeteria,
called them stubborn, as well as
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Andrus used a prayer to depict
the mountainmen: “Lord, grant
that I may always be right, for
thou knowest I’m hard to turn.”
The stubborness of the moun
tainmen led them to their
ultimate victory over the British
at Kings Mountain, said the
Prior to the address, Bill
Walker of Channel 9 TV, master
of ceremonies, recognized
distinguished guests and Merna,
executive assistant to the
Postmaster General, presented
stamp albums to Governors of
the Carolinas, representatives of
the five states involved in the
2(X)th Celebration, to Rep. Jim
Broyhill, Rep. Sam Manning,
and to General Westmoreland,
grand marshal of the parade and
Celebration honoray chairman.
Andrus told the crowd that
Kings Mountain is a thriving
metropolis compared to the
small town he grew up in Oregon
and attended school in a one
“I’m delighted to see the en
thusiasm of this community and
am highly impressed with the
diversity of individuals involved.
Y ou are all to be congratulated.”
“You are a people,” he said,
“who left your image upon the
land, a people that rebelled
against injustice, a people who
were both plain stubborn at
times and plain dedicated to the
cause of freedom.”