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Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 38° 21.466 W 078° 32.828
17S E 714319 N 4248359
Quick Description: Located on highway 33 in Shenandoah National Park.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 8:05:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM4JQC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 36

Long Description:
On 5 Sept. 1716, in this region, it is believed Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood and his party of government officials, gentry, Native Americans, soldiers, and servants crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Shenandoah Valley.
Their adventure into Virginia's western lands began at Germanna late in Aug. and ended when they returned there on 10 Sept. According to legend, Spotswood gave his companions small golden horseshoes on their return and the group became known as the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. The journey has been fictionalized and mythologized in literature since the 19th century.
Marker Number: D-10

Marker Title: Knights of the Golden Horseshoe

Marker Location: Highway 33

County or Independent City: Elkton, VA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 2004

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