Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1974 · Page 90
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June 9, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 90

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ROBERT A. YOUMGJ: Associates, Inc. * 0er 250 Cottages. * Umiak *H locations. * K.O.».,2|5-Phom?19/44! 5S44 » Kill DEVU. HILLS, N.C. 27948 · T ++»·»+»»»»»»»·»«»«»»', JEFFERSON MOTOR LODGE Phone 919/726-7376 ·MOREHEAD CITY, N. C. 28557 TV, Air Cond,, Swimming Pool, Boot Romp, Fishing Pier, One Block from Tcny's Sanitary Restaurant and c: shing Fleet. Ferrell Real Estate. Jnc. LONGBEACU.C. RESORT SPECIALISTS Complete Listings, Property Management Permanent Homes. PROFESSIONAL COMMERKIAL YEAR AROUND MAILING ADDRESS: Star Rt. 2, Box 330 Southport,N.C. 28461 PHONE 919/278-5580 phone 919/256-4256 REALTOR- · Rwtouront · lotmge · Gifts · Novelties CCEif. FRCM ARTS · REAl ES7AIE JONNIflE MERCER'S FISHING PIER JRECREATION CENTER . j WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH. N.C. 28480 ' · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · I ····················r TAN-A-RAMA APTS. · ,, OCEAN ERONT OH NAGS HEAD BEACH KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. 20 EFFICIENCf APIS. COIOR I.tf AIR CONDIIONED' HUGHE NETTES. CARPET. NEW MODERN POOl Write for Brochvrv BOX 285, KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. 27948 Phone 919/441-3661 King's Motel OCEAN FRONT CAROLINA BEACH, N. C. 28431 _ Rooms--One and 2 Bedroom Apts.--3 Bedroom Cottage--All units with TV-Air Cond.--Swimming Pool--New Restaurant-- Mt. ANDMKS. UONAtD I. KING Owners-Manog«rs 166 Carolina Ave. North PHONE 919/4SI-SS94 ·················^^·^^·^^·^^^^^^···M^^^H Oceanana Family Resort Motel A Family Wonderland OCEAN FRONT ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. · No traffic noise or danger · Modern luxurious Double beds · Rooms and 2 3 room Apts. · Restaurant · Free deluxe patio breakfast · Private beach · Deluxe swimming pool · Refrigerator in every room · 3 playgrounds · Daily refreshments · Family party twice a week · Fishing pier grill · Special attention to children 9 Lifeguards · Over 100 special services with no extra charge, plus we are cheaper than other front motels which makes the OCEANANA more than reasonable · Phone us for homeward gas assurance. (919) 726-4111. ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. 28512 A n.BamiTTmm "The Friendly Family Motel" 2 Mi. West of ATLANTIC BEACH Salter Path Road · 30 MODERN UNITS Modern Rooms ind Kitchenettes, Wall-to-wall Carpet, Color TV, Air Conditioning. SWIMMING POOL Jean and Earl Holt, Mgrs. Write Rt. 1, Box 715, Morf head City, N.C. 28557- Phone 919/726-6661 iBSSSS^SS Lonniei Jean Nutter 52 Carolina Ave. Drawer E MOTOR LODGE Carolina Beach N.C. Phone (91 9) 458-8338 OCE AJ\ FRONT Air Conditioned Room TV Swimming Pool Ocean Front V * ££ eGolf Electric Heat \f ^f ie "l es T, 'V /2 block from K° oms Boardwalk Master and Marina Charge JUNE 1ST. THRU LABOR DAY per week * per night .Efficiency, 2people ... , ..161.00. _ _ 25.00 28m CHARLESTON, \ 'ouingslers pose · beside Revolutionary \\ ar : field piece. Program of enactments and living-history demonstrations are scheduled as a build-up for Bicentennial. SCRUGGS MORRISON nt · Cottages · Apts. · Ask for Brochure LONG BEACH, N. C. 28461 Phone 919/278-5405 Revolutionary War Shrine By Thomas J. O'Toole VALLEY FORGE, Penn. -- More than 3,000 troops of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army died and were buried here, yet there is but a single marked grave. This beautiful area about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia is one of our country's most historic spots. But almost 200 years ago 11,000 men struggled through a bitter winter, and when summer came more than a fourth of them were dead. And not a single enemy shot was fired. To visit the 2,200 acre Valley Forge State Park take exit 24 off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and you are within a few miles of it. There are a number of good motels in the area. For the time you'll spend investigating Valley Forge State Park, try to picture things as they were when Gen. Washington commanded his troops here. The best way to get initiated to the park is via a two hour tour by the official Valley Forge Tours. The small, comfortable buses cover about 15 miles, and the tour is tape recorded to cover the route. Then, you can always retrace some of your steps for a closer look, and picture taking. Buses l e a v e f r o m the park's Reception Center regularly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $3.50 per person. In 1777 the Revolutionary Army was attacking the Bri. tish in small skirmishes around Philadelphia, but with winter approaching, Washington had to make plans for the e n c a m p m e n t of his troops. So it was on Dec. 19, 1777, 11,000 tired, hungry troops dragged themselves into Valley Forge to spend the winter. They felled more than 100,000 trees not only to build small huts, but also to clear the view in. case of a British attack. But it was bitter cold, and the men were sick and weary. Washington wrote to Congress and detailed the hardships and. the struggle. Very little help and supplies came. There was a lack of clothing as well as food, and men just sank to the ground in exhaustion and froze to death. So the British wouldn't know the real difficulties, the dead were buried in mass graves at night. They were left unmarked. The exhausted soldiers probably couldn't have held off a British advance, but the enemy thought Washington's army was ready and waiting for them. The situation was so bad, some soldiers sold their guns for scraps of food. Finally, winter passed into spring, and on June 19, 1778, t h e C o n t i n e n t a l A r m y m a r c h e d out of V a l l e y Forge, leaving behind comrades buried in the fields and on the slopes. But it was a turning point in the war. The British couldn't muster the same spirit as the Americans. Three years and four months later the British surrendered, and America was free and independent. Sacrifice and determination had won the battle for the rights of a new nation. At Valley Forge, the tour bus stops at Washington's headquarters and at Memorial Chapel -- both of which you might want to return to for a better look. Behind the General's headquarters, and in other areas of the park, archaeologists are excavating. The excavations are in small patches, the earth is sifted for historic memorabilia, and then carefully replaced. At the chapel there's a small gift shop and a museum, but visitors should seek out still another gift shop right behind the chapel and staffed by local volunteer workers. To best appreciate Valley Forge, you have to imagine how Washington and his troops found the area. It was thick with woods, and the home for h u n d r e d s of wolves. They went about cutting trees to expose the slopes, locating their gun emplacements, and establishing inner and outer lines of d e f e n s e a r o u n d this sprawling area. Many of the ragged troopers died in their tracks. Others, suffering frostbitten hands, feet, and ears, underwent operations in the most primitive of conditions. It was a dismal time in the struggle for independence. To do it justice, Valley Forge takes a day-long visit at least. Vacationers should write in advance for reservations and make a thorough inspection before heading on to their next stop. · ****** ««r SIZE BEACH REMTIIl. 1 to 7 BEDROOM Mrs. George Sloane, Realtor Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. FT3 28459 ^^ REAlFOR phone 919 579-6216 or 6217 ****************: :HEl5GEWATER MOTEL O" B^OWIlfu' SounH 10 Wrvt Col-inlbio 5' WRIGHTSVIUE BEACH. N. C. 28480 Phonj 919/256-2914 ROOMS-APTS--COTTAGE Air Cond.--TV-- Private Piei MR. MRS. W. H. KEIIV C P C gp« 5V o~'t-r uidMa'^q»"' ^^.·...·^^-·-^.^^..-·^^.··^·^.·^·-·fc -I ·» ·! 1^ 1 CAROLINA BEACH REALTY P. O. Box 303 Carolina Beach. N. C. 28428 Ocean Front Cottage Rentals. Real Estate. Phone 919/458-8239 .J KALLOlSLKOGK Remit or* . __ P.O.Box2* rjJ - . - - . : " ' REAlTOR ATLANTIC BEACH. N.C. 28512 Phone 919/726-2531 Oc»mM1ripl*SH*r AtlANTICKACH, N.C. 21512 N«ar Morvhtod City. hn«rman i KoroaiM. BoalTHpi. J Apu. · EHic. · Color TV · Carp.l.d · Air Jond. · Pla/ground CWSxnonHc. ·--NorH MCK4 iONNII tOWtSON, OWNHS COLUMBUS MOTEL 252 C»pe Few Blvd. Carelini Beath. N.C. 28428 Rnoms · Effir. · ('iiiniiliinniMn fnnlinpnlal Breakfast.-* Color T', · Air fond, ·fcraniir Tilr Balli.s · Swimming Pool ·.!': Rinds from flrpan. Pete Florence Morris Phone 919/458-5281 Mountain "Family Resorf'-Hotel Mountain Lake High in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, Hotel Mountain Lake has action for all the family. Huge lake for fishing and swimming, stables, tennis, golf... scenic mountain trails to explore. Ideal climate (4,000ft. el.), recreation room ... planned entertainment. Choice of resort hotel or cottages. American Plan ^Reasonable rates; Open May 1 through October 1 · : . : : · . MOUNTAIN LAKE HOTEL Mountain take.-iiirgiiiia 60 miles west olRoanolie on Hwy. 460 Phone 626-7121. 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