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(October 7, 1980
Good morning.
Two hundrod years ago today, our forefathers fought a bat
tle near here which turned the tide of the Revolutionary War
in America's favor.
, The Herald today is pleased to bring to its readers a Special
Bicentennial Edition which includes stories about the battle
and its eHect on the nation, and highlights of the 200th
celebration which is taking place in the city and area.
News which normally runs in the Tuesday Herald will ap-
pecu in Thursday's paper in order to give more coverage of the
battle celebration activities.
The staff of the Herald has been busy for weeks preporing
this edition, and is grateful to a great number of persons for
their help.
The names of persons furnishing stories, pictures and infor
mation are too numerous to mention, but we offer a big thank
you to each one.
Many pictures and stories of the celebration activities will
appear in future editions because of space limitations today.
We hope you will enjoy this edition and save it for the future,
and will also take port in the activities of this special day.
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Governor Hunt To Make Address
North Carolina Governor Jim
Hunt will make the major ad
dress of the 200th Anniversary
Celebration Tuesday (today) at
2:15 p.m. at John Gamble
Memorial Football Stadium.
The addreis will follow a
100-unit parade which will wind
its way from Gold St. through
the business district, across the
railroad to West Mountain and
to Phifer Road where it will ter
minate at the stadium.
The parade will begin at 12:30
p.m. and participants are to line
up on East Gold St. in the area
of Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Parade Chairman Gene Tignor
said that participants will be
given a number in the marked
off area and the line up will pro
ceed from Gold to Battleground,
to West Mountain Street, out
Phifer Road and into the
stadium. A reviewing stand will
be set up at the stadium where
dignitaries will review the color
ful parade. At the stadium the
parade will move counter
clockwise to pass before the
reviewing stand, completely cir
cle the stadium and out again.
Traffic will be blocked from the
corner of Gaston to Mountain,
Cherokee and S. Piedmont St.
and from the corner of West
Gold and Deal St.
The Celebration’s focus on
fun and history will bring color
and pageantry in the form of
marching bands, patriotic floats,
beauty queens, and represen
tatives of five states participating
in the mammoth celebration,
plus many dignitaries.
General William C.
Westmoreland will serve as
celebration honorary chairman
and grand marshal of the parade.
The 200th Anniverary Day
events will be kicked off this
morning with a 7 a.m. breakfast
at First Baptist Church where
Rep. James T. Broyhill of Lenoir
will make the keynote address.
North Carolina Governor Jim
Hunt and South Carolina
Governor Richard Riley are to
meet at State Line on N.C.-S.C.
216 this morning for traditional
greetings ceremony prior to a 10
a.m. ceremony at B.N. Barnes
Auditorium where first-day
cancellation ceremonies for a
piostal card commemorating the
Battle of Kings Mountain will be
held. Postmaster Fred Weaver
will preside and the major ad
dress will be delivered by Gerald
MORGAN SPEAKS — Senator Robert Morgan
is shown above moktng the key address to
klckoH the Bottle oi Kings Mountain's 200th
emniversory celebration Friday morning at
tihe Bicentennial Headquorters on South Bat-
Photo by Gary Stewart
tleground Avenue. The celebration reaches its
climax today with a big parade, and speeches
ot John Gamble Stadium and Kings Mountain
Nationol Military Park.
F. Merna, Executive Assistant
to the U.S. Postmaster General.
A Bicentennial Luncheon will
begin at 11:30 a.m. at KMSHS
Cafeteria. Secretary of the In
terior Cecil D. Andrus will
keynote remarks by several
speakers, including Gov.
Richard W. Riley of South
Carolina and Lt. Gov. Zell
Miller of Georgia. Tickets are $3
for the breakfast and SS for the
luncheon and a limited number
is available and can be picked up
at Bicentennial Headquarters.
Overmountain Trail Marchers
are slated to arrive at 3:30 p.m.
at KM National Military Park
where the 200th Anniversary
Celebration Ceremonies and
wreath laying will take place at
3:45 p.m. Secretary of the In
terior Cecil D. Andrus will make
the address.
Other events continuing in the
city today are free rides at the
Depx>t Center on Southern
Railway’s exhibit car, “Best
Friend of Charleston,” from 1
until 5 p.m., hundreds of exhibits
by students and Boy Scouts and
Girl Scouts in the downtown
area, arts and crafts exhibits at
the new City Hall, and an 18th
Century military encampment
and demonstration adjacent to
the new City Hall.
The piomp and pageantry as
well as the day-to-day drudgery
of 18th Century military life is
one of the major highlights of
the encampment which remains
opien until 9 p.m. tonight.
Weather permitting, there will
be demonstrations and exhibi
tions of cooking and other camp
life, candle making,
gunsmithing, tomahawk throw
ing and musket and rifle
shooting. Ann Burke, of Colum
bia, S.C., a spokesman for the
reenactment group said
members of the group are
available to conduct tours
through their camp and talk one-
on-one with visitors. The 15
reenactment groupis from 13
states which set up camp Satur
day morning, has a proud
history dating back to the Battle
of Sullivan’s Island in June 1776.
Two days remain for citizens
to see the historical outdoor
drama, “Then Conquer We
Must,” which plays tonight at 9
p.m. and Wednesday night at
8:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of
KM National Military Park. A
sellout crowd is expected tonight
when Celebration dignitaries
and memers of the cast of “Then
Conquer We Must” 29 years ago
will be introduced. For ticket in
formation call Lucille Williams
at KM Chamber of Commerce
in the old city halt or Jerry King,
Company Manager for the
drama, in the Economic
Development office in the new
City Hall.
7 a.m. - Prayer Breakfast at First BapHist Church Fellowship Hall.
Speaker, Congressman Jim Broyhill. Tickets, $3, available at Celebra
tion Headquarters downtown.
9 a.m. - North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt and South Carolina
Governor Richard Riley to meet at State Line on N.C.-S.C. 216 for
traditional greetings.
9 a.m.-noon - Boy Scout and Girl Scout exhibits in former Bclk’s
location on S. Battleground Ave.
9 a.m.4 p.m. - U.S. Navy exhibits at Governmental Services
facilities Center and at Depxit Center.
9 p.m. - Arts and Crafts Exhibition, lobby. Governmental
Services Facilities Center.
9 p.m. - Bicentennial Exhibits by Kings Mountain school
children, K-12, former Roses location. Battleground Ave.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. - 18t Century Military Encampment and Demonstra
tions adjacent to Governmental Services Facilities Center.
10 a.m. - First Day Cancellation Ceremonies for posttal card com
memorating the Battle of Kings Mountain, B.N. Barnes Auditorium.
Cierald F. Merna, speaker.
11:30 a.m. - Bicentennial Luncheon at KMSHS Cafeteria. Tickets.
$3,011 sale at Celebration Headquarters downtow n. Secretary Andrus,
12:30 - 200th Anniversary Celebration Parade, Gold Street and
Phifer Rd., terminating at John Gamble Stadium. Gen. William
Westmoreland, grand marshal.
I p.m-5 p.m. - Free rides on “Best Friend of Charleston” train at
Depiot Center.
2:15 p.m. - 200th Anniversary Address by N.C. Governor Jim Hunt
in John Gamble Memorial Stadium at KMSHS.
3:30 p.m. -Overmountain Trail Marchers arrive at Kings Mountain
National Military Park.
3:45 p.m. - 200th Anniverary Celebration ceremonies and wreath
laying at Kings Mountain National Military Park. Principal address by
Secretary of Interior Cecil D. Andrus.
9 p.m. - Eighth performance of ‘Then Conquer We Must,” outdoor
drama commemorating the Battle of Kings Mountain, in the Am
phitheatre of KM National Military Park. Recognition of dignitaries
prior to the pierformance.
8:30 p.m. - Final performance of “Then Conquer We Must” in the
Amphitheatre of Kings Mountain National Military Park. Tickets
available at Chamber of Commerce office.

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