Cumberland Gap love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A natural passage through the Cumberland Mts. near the junction of the Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee borders. It was used by Daniel Boone in 1775 as a strategic point along his Wilderness Road, the principal route of westward migration for the next half century.

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  • noun a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west


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  • Two Confederate armies, under General Kirby Smith and General Braxton Bragg, had penetrated into Kentucky, the one under Smith by the way of Cumberland Gap, the other and main army under Bragg by way of the Sequatche Valley, Glasgow, and Mumfordsville.

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  • Our family was one of just twenty-three families to go west through the Cumberland Gap with Daniel Boone.

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  • The story begins with Daniel Boone and others cutting a trail through the Cumberland Gap.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • I came to a stop light yesterday in Cumberland Gap and noticed a bumper sticker on the car in front of me.

    From On High

  • Also in the Appalachians is the Cumberland Gap, a mountain pass, which is the title of a folk song.

    The Annotated "Cumberland Blues"

  • In addition, the President is calling on Congress to extend permanent wilderness protection to more than 5 million acres in 17 national parks and monuments, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Great Smoky Mountains and Cumberland Gap.

    Fact Sheet On Lands Legacy Initiative

  • In addition, the President is calling on Congress to grant permanent wilderness protection to over 5 million acres within the backcountry of Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Great Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Gap and 12 other national parks and monuments, giving these lands the highest level of federal protection available.

    Fact Sheet On Historic Commitment To Preserving Our Lands

  • This was the road they had been searching for, the way to the Cumberland Gap.

    A Place Called Freedom

  • Those were two of the places, and in connection with that, I visited Hodgenville and I also visited a little place that's not very well known, I don't think, anymore: Lincoln University down at the Cumberland Gap, a small institution started about 1900 with a very strong commitment to educating children of Appalachia in the ideals of Abraham Lincoln.

    Lincoln in American Memory

  • And then others of his family moved west through the Cumberland Gap and grew up in the same area where Abraham Lincoln was born.

    Adlai Stevenson: His Life and Legacy


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