Kings of the Mountains

On top of the mountain High in the mountains, a few animals rule. Giant wings
swoop. Sharp fangs bite. Deadly claws swipe. Mountain rulers have adapted to
control other mountain animals. They have few predators. They travel large ...

Author: Rebecca Rissman

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474748708

Category:

Page: 24

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Explore the behaviors and environments of mountain animals.

Kings of the Mountains

Then, following the story through to the seventies and eighties, he shows how Colombia's cyclists began to make their mark abroad, even in the ultimate competition, the Tour de France - and, while they may have lacked the team discipline ...

Author: Matt Rendell

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 279

For the first time Matthew Rendell tells the little-known story of a Latin American country in which cycling is the national sport, whose sportsmen, denied the enormous benefits of prosperity, cutting-edge technology and unlimited sponsorship, have nevertheless achieved prodigious cycling feats both at home and abroad, and helped to forge for Colombia a heroic national identity. He tells of how, during the fifties, Colombia's own top cycle race, the Vuelta de Colombia, was still being held on dusty, unpaved roads - with consequentially ghastly accidents; of how the first top European cyclists who came to race in Colombia found themselves utterly vanquished by its endless mountain climbs; of how the biography of Colombia's first cycling superstar was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, following the story through to the seventies and eighties, he shows how Colombia's cyclists began to make their mark abroad, even in the ultimate competition, the Tour de France - and, while they may have lacked the team discipline and the pace training to win the race itself, how to them the premier accolade was to become King of the Mountains, by beating everyone else in the Tour's most drainin

Kings Mountain

The only time the mountain overflows with visitors is every Labor Day weekend
with the annual Kings Mountain Art Fair , celebrating its 45th year in 2008 . This
mountain institution grew over four decades from a little crafts show into a ...

Author: Stacy Trevenon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558295

Category: History

Page: 127

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Rising 2,000 feet above the rural San Mateo County countryside, Kings Mountain rests atop the redwood-ribbed backbone of the California Coastal Mountain Range. Despite inhospitable terrain, its forests lured Spanish padres who envisioned a chain of missions along the California coast. The community grew as its stately Sequoia sempervirens toppled before the influx of sawmills that sprang up in the 1850s. Named for early entrepreneurs Frank and Honora King, the mountain's story features rough-and-tumble sawyers, genteel dairy farmers, ghost towns, subdivisions, summer cabins, schools, and storied hermits. The celebrated annual art fair began in 1963 to raise funds for fire protection and grew into a nationally respected event that draws thousands.

The Battle of Kings Mountain

At the battle of King's Mountain the Americans had thirty killed, and about sixty
wounded; the British two hundred and twentyfive killed, and something less than
that number wounded. Col. David Campbell, Campbell's Station, was in Dysart's
 ...

Author: Robert M. Dunkerly

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625844255

Category: History

Page: 160

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On October 7, 1780, American Patriot and Loyalist soldiers battled each other at Kings Mountain, near the border of North and South Carolina. With over one hundred eyewitness accounts, this collection of participant statements from men of both sides includes letters and statements in their original form—the soldiers’ own words—unedited and unabridged. Rife with previously unpublished details of this historic turning point in the American Revolution, these accounts expose the dramatic happenings of the battle, including new perspectives on the debate over Patriot Colonel William Campbell’s bravery during the fight. Robert M. Dunkerley’s work is an invaluable resource to historians studying the flow of combat, genealogists tracing their ancestors and anyone interested in Kings Mountain and the Southern Campaign.

Celebration of the Battle of King s Mountain October 1855 and the address of J S Preston etc

Gentlemen — I have delayed thus long to notice your note , inviting me to be
present at the celebration of the battle of King's Mountain , in the hope that I might
be able to accept your polite invitation . The occasion is one full of historical
interest ...

Author:

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Category: King's Mountain, Battle of, S.C., 1780

Page: 108

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One Heroic Hour at King s Mountain

None of the famous plundering Tory bands were with Ferguson on King ' s
Mountain . Among those absent were Captains David Fanning , Bloody Bill Bates
, Bloody Bill Cunningham and Sam Brown . Colonel Ferguson , a vain man ,
could ...

Author: Pat Alderman

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9780932807403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

View: 668

This is a documented account of the events leading up to the Battle at King’s Mountain (South Carolina) on October 7, 1780, and one eventful hour that changed the course of American history.

The battle of Kings Mountain 1780 with fire and sword

The inventor of the Ferguson rifle , the man who was one of the finest marksmen
in the British army , had no choice but to defend Kings Mountain with the bayonet
rather than the musket ! When Ferguson had ordered his sergeants to inspect ...

Author: Wilma Dykeman

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 82

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Kings Mountain

Celebrations were frequent in Kings Mountain with everyday life marking
weddings, birthdays, or even the passing of a grade in school. The city's
namesake battle, fought eight miles to the south, has been remembered annually
in celebrations ...

Author: Sharon Stack

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073859797X

Category: History

Page: 127

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A gold rush in the 1790s brought people to an area in North Carolina known as White Plains. With the promise of prosperity from the gold rush and an abundance of land suitable for farming, the area was soon settled by Scotch-Irish and German pioneers. As the railroad was being built, officials asked the local postmistress to name the new railroad station. She chose Kings Mountain, after the Revolutionary War battle fought eight miles south. Over time, Kings Mountain has flourished with industries, churches, education, and cultural institutions while the friendly, hardworking residents have found success in the mines and textile mills. Kings Mountain looks back over 100 years of the city's residents as they work, study, worship, play, and celebrate their heritage.

King of the Mountain

Then a yell as loud as King's broke out from beside the starting gate and Teddy
jumped over the edge of the run. Hollering at the top of his lungs he plunged
down The Mountain in huge jumps until he completely lost control and face-dived
 ...

Author: Paul Forster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146531458X

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 445

Eighteen year old King has been in and out of high school and in and out of town ever since his mother's nervous breakdown. When his girlfriend Jana commits suicide he flees again to escape his feelings about her death. The journey takes him to a ski town and a job in a truck-stop cafe run by Maggie, a hard woman who has suffered similar losses of her own. King meets a new girl, Sunny, and begins to carve out a life for himself by becoming one of the best skiers on the mountain. But he can't escape his past and his dangerous skiing brings him into conflict with Denny, the head of the Ski Patrol and Sunny's ex-boyfriend. Once more King turns to flee from his problems--but this time Maggie stands in his way and escape is not so easy.

King s Mountain

Author: Hugh Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: King's Mountain, Battle of, S.C., 1780

Page: 137

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The King s Mountain Men

Author: Katherine Keogh White

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806303832

Category: Reference

Page: 271

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Given by Eugene Edge III.

King s Mountain

My ancestors had come from Navarre, that province lodged in the mountains
between France and Spain, and, like most of the mountain people I have met
since, they did not seem to care overmuch for governments telling them what to
do.

Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250022703

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution. Homesteading in the Carolina mountains, Sevier was too busy fighting Indians and taming the wilderness to worry much about a far-off war, but when an arrogant British officer sends a message over the mountains, threatening to burn the settlers' farms and kill their families, the Revolutionary War becomes personal. That abrasive officer is British Army Major Patrick Ferguson, who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. The younger son of a Scottish earl, Ferguson suffers constant misfortunes, making his dedication and courage count for nothing. When he loses the use of his arm from an injury at Brandywine, his commander sends him south, away from the war—which, in 1780, George Washington and the Continental Army are losing. Ordered to recruit wealthy Southern planters to the British cause, Ferguson courts disaster by provoking the frontiersmen, and suddenly the far-off war is a sword's length away. The British aristocrat on a fine white horse is the antihero to Sevier's American pioneer spirit. Two Tory washerwomen, Virginia Sal—whose lucid voice lends humor and mysticism to the pages—and Virginia Paul, a mysterious woman too well-acquainted with death, portray the human side of the king's army. With a regiment of British regulars and local Tory volunteers, Ferguson believes he's an indomitable force. Threatened by the Loyalists with invasion and the loss of their land, Sevier knows that Ferguson has to be stopped. In response, Sevier and his loyal comrades—many of whom would play key roles in later parts of American history—raise an unpaid volunteer militia of more than a thousand men. Bringing their own guns, riding their own horses, and wearing just their civilian clothes, the Overmountain Men ally themselves with other states' militias and march toward Charlotte in search of Ferguson's marauding army. On a hill straddling the North and South Carolina lines, in what Thomas Jefferson later called "the turning point of the American Revolutionary War," the Overmountain Men triumph, proving that the British forces can be stopped. Their victory at King's Mountain inspired the colonies to fight on, ending the war one year later at Yorktown. Peppered with lore and the authentic heart of the people in McCrumb's classic Ballads, this is an epic book that paints the brave action of Sevier and his comrades against a landscape of richly portrayed characters. Harrowing battle descriptions compete with provoking family histories, as McCrumb once again shares history and legend like no one else. Both a novel of war and family, crafted with heart and depth, King's Mountain celebrates one of Appalachia's finest hours.

King of the Mountain

A past king of Benin had somewhere between six hundred and four thousand
wives. The likely reason for this large discrepancy in ... or civic duty. Here are
some of the justifications that. 56 KING OF THE MOUNTAIN Hamadryas male
baboons.

Author: Arnold M. Ludwig

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813170381

Category: Psychology

Page: 475

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People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too.”—from the book King of the Mountain presents the startling findings of Arnold M. Ludwig’s eighteen-year investigation into why people want to rule. The answer may seem obvious—power, privilege, and perks—but any adequate answer also needs to explain why so many rulers cling to power even when they are miserable, trust nobody, feel besieged, and face almost certain death. Ludwig’s results suggest that leaders of nations tend to act remarkably like monkeys and apes in the way they come to power, govern, and rule. Profiling every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century—over 1,900 people in all­­, Ludwig establishes how rulers came to power, how they lost power, the dangers they faced, and the odds of their being assassinated, committing suicide, or dying a natural death. Then, concentrating on a smaller sub-set of 377 rulers for whom more extensive personal information was available, he compares six different kinds of leaders, examining their characteristics, their childhoods, and their mental stability or instability to identify the main predictors of later political success. Ludwig’s penetrating observations, though presented in a lighthearted and entertaining way, offer important insight into why humans have engaged in war throughout recorded history as well as suggesting how they might live together in peace.

King s Mountain and Its Heroes

Author: Lyman Copeland Draper

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: King's Mountain, Battle of, S.C., 1780

Page: 612

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The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

The surprising reversal in British fortunes was largely the result of bitter warfare in
the Carolina backcountry and two turning point battles—at Kings Mountain and
Cowpens. This book is the story of that backcountry conflict and those turning ...

Author: Melissa Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589560X

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 128

The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout this turbulent time. The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens brings to light the world of the Southern backcountry that engendered its role in the Revolutionary War. With careful attention to political, social, and military history, Walker concentrates on the communities and events not typically covered in books on the Revolutionary War. Through government documents, autobiographies, correspondence, and diaries, The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens gives students of the Revolution an important new perspective on the role of the South in the resolution of the fighting.

King s Mountain

The campaign that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War in the South is chronicled here, with vivid detail of the battle that saw a rag-tag band of Tennessee irregulars defeat British soldiers in battle. Original.

Author: J. David Dameron

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306811944

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 112

The campaign that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War in the South is chronicled here, with vivid detail of the battle that saw a rag-tag band of Tennessee irregulars defeat British soldiers in battle. Original.

Porcupine Mountain Kings

Author: James A. Kayzar

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449028691

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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There have been many stories written about the mountain men of the fur trade era in the western mountains. It was an exciting time in our history. As the fur trade died out and hundreds and thousands of pilgrims headed west in wagon trains to their new lives, many passed through the area south of the Michigan Territory. In the 1830's and 1840's northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were wild places sparsely inhabited. The people who decided to explore and settle there had to be just as hearty and adventurous as those who chose to go further west. While the places in this story are all real, the characters are fiction. I hope the reader finds this story, which takes place in a different part of our country during those exciting times, to be enjoyable.

King s Handbook of the United States

Knoxville is the literary, commercial and political metropolis of East Tennessee,
and from its throne of hills in the centre of the valley looks southward to the mag-
lockout mountain and hotel: e. t., v. * g. r. r. nificent line of the Smoky Mountains.

Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 939

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The man of the mountain and other tales

reigned from generation to generation , bepraised by flatterers , and performing
the functions proper to the kings of earth , and hardly one of their subjects but
thought they were of real stuff . Indeed , one of these Georges — the Fourth he
was ...

Author: Man

Publisher:

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Mountain Lions

The total of all mountain lions ( adults and kittens ) using the North Kings deer
herd range is estimated to be one per 31.4 km2 ( 8/100 mi2 ) . The evidence of
high mountain lion density is supported by the increase in lion sightings reported
by ...

Author: Donald L. Neal

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Home range

Page: 6

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Between August 1983 and December 1985, 19 mountain lions were captured, radio equipped, and monitored daily within a portion of the North Kings deer herd range on the west slope of the central Sierra Nevada in California. The density of adult mountain lions was estimated to be one per 33.3 km2; that of adultsand kittens together wasestimated to be one per 20.9 km2. Home-ranges averaged 265 km2 for adult females and 350 km2 for adult males. Home range overlap was high among females, among males, and between malesand females. Some mountain lions migrated elevationally with the deer, but others remained at low elevations throughout the year. The preliminary results of this study suggest that mountain lions could be limiting the North Kings deer herd.