Settlers present a show of force outside the Blockhouse Photograph by Randell Jones The Blockhouse, Natural Tunnel State Park, CLinchport, VA, 2005


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As settlers moved west, intending to pass through the Cumberland Gap, they gathered at the Anderson Blockhouse to await the arrival of enough men with guns to increase their chances of warding off attacks by Cherokees resisting their passage into Kentucky. As an outpost at the edge of the frontier, the Blockhouse was subject to attack.


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Settlers present a show of force outside the Blockhouse

Photograph by Randell Jones
The Blockhouse, Natural Tunnel State Park, CLinchport, VA, 2005

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As settlers moved west, intending to pass through the Cumberland Gap, they gathered at the Anderson Blockhouse to await the arrival of enough men with guns to increase their chances of warding off attacks by Cherokees resisting their passage into Kentucky. As an outpost at the edge of the frontier, the Blockhouse was subject to attack.

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