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House In The Horseshoe - Sanford, NC - American Revolution

Today we went to the House in the Horseshoe. It was built around 1772 and is called House in the Horseshoe because it sits on a hilltop in a horseshoe shaped bend on the Deep River.

It has lots of bullet holes from 1781 when a few Revolutionists and Loyalists had a shoot-out. In 1798, the North Carolina Governor, Benjamin Williams, bought the house and lived there until he died in 1814.

I would have to say my favorite part of the trip was the video in the museum hut. It was a film of a reenactment they did a few years ago. It was really cool.

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They are having their annual reenactment in August. Looks really neat. Check them out on the website.

http://www.nchistoricsites.org/horsesho/HORSESHO.HTM

Posted by Jessica NC 13:25 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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Its really cool that you get to see these places. These memories will be with you forever.

by Rusty Carter

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