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Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain

King's Mountain
Before The Were Heroes at King's Mountain
presented by Randell Jones
Wednesday, September 10
7:00 p.m.
Iredell County Public Library
201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, NC

Award winning author Randell Jones will present a special program on his book, Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville. Mr. Jones received the 2011 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians for his book which focuses on the Overmountain Men and the conflicts they were involved in leading up to the Battle of Kings Mountain. Wednesday’s program is free and open to the general public.

Randell Jones is a past-president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and works closely with the National Park Service in promoting the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail which covers 330 miles through four states. Other books by Mr. Jones include, In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett. Wednesday’s program will discuss who the Overmountain Men were and the conflicts they were involved in prior to their confrontation with British Major Patrick Ferguson on October 7, 1780 at Kings Mountain.

Jones, who received his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985, is the author of several award-winning books about America’s first frontier. Randell Jones is a member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council which is providing the grant funding for his lecture. Since the release of Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain, Mr. Jones has traveled across the Southeast speaking to history groups such as the Sons of the American Revolution, the DAR, and other groups who have an interest in our Revolutionary War history. He has been a keynote speaker at both the Kings Mountain National Military Park and Moore’s Creek National Battlefield ceremonies.