Historic Shallow Ford in Yadkin Valley: Crossroads Between East and West

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Shallow Ford, the natural rock path across the Yadkin River, served as the gateway for pioneers to the Western North Carolina frontier and as a stage for history—it was the site of the Battle of Shallow Ford in the Revolutionary War and Stoneman’s Raid during the Civil War. As the eye of the needle for General Cornwallis in the Race to the Dan, it was also the silent witness to the Great Wagon Road and the trans-Appalachian migration led by local son Daniel Boone. Bypassed for the last hundred years, Shallow Ford faded from view but remains a landmark of another era. Local historian Marcia D. Phillips recounts the history of a time when safe passage across the river provided the way to reach the American future that lay beyond.
ISBN: 9781467152907
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Landmarks
Images: 39
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
The author of Davie County Mavericks, historian Marcia D. Phillips works in the Martin-Wall History Room in the Davie County Public Library and as a history and preservation freelancer.
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