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Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 1979-current, October 09, 1980, Image 7

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Thursday. October 9, 1980-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Page 7A Miss N.C., Janet Ward Black, General Westmoreland David Crawford places wreath on Ferguson's grave. .. attend postal card program... Participants Were Stubborn, Dedicated Battle Celebration Speakers at Tuesday's big 200th birthday Celebration of the Battle of Kings Mountain described the rugged moun- tainmen. in many glowing, descriptive terms. 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 dedicated. stories by Lib Stewart Photos by Lib Stewart, 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 speaker. 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 additional commemorative stamp albums to Governors of the Carolinas, representatives of the five states involved in the 200th 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 room schoolhouse. “I'm delighted to see the en- thusiasm of this community and am highly impressed with the diversity of individuals involved. You 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 Clown big hit for parade watchers... Were both plain stubbom: at times and plain dedicated to the battle heros... cause of freedom.” Gary Stewart and Katrina McCall ronik displ s replica of pistol in memory

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