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your trip at Henry when trees are bare (for the best view). Whether you
approach it from the east or south, turn west across the railroad tracks.
Almost immediately on your right there is a pretty well-kept cabin. This
cabin is not a modern copy but is almost as old as the Moravian brother's
story. It was build 200+ years ago by Larken Turner for Mr. Hickey's
daughter (More about Mr. Hickey when we cross the Smith). Follow
this road up the hill a ways and watch for evidence of the original Morgan
Bryant road along the side. Here and there you will see remnants of a cut
in the earth formed by wagon wheels. Turn left on Knob Church Road but stop
at the turn and take a look at the mountains. Somewhere along here
the Moravians first spotted Pilot Mountain.....
"We came at once to a very steep little hill, and then there was a long ascent. From the top we saw the Pilot Mountain in North Carolina, and rejoiced to think that we would soon see the boundary of Carolina and set foot in our own dear land."
this point the men had been traveling on foot for almost 30 days.
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