Fort Loudoun State Historic Park’s 2014 Winter Lecture Series will continue this Saturday, at 1 p.m. at Fort Loudoun’s visitor center.
Joseph Gamble will present “No Great Mischief if They Fall: The Highland Regiments During the French & Indian War.” The presentation will include the recruitment, use and impact of the Scottish Highland Regiments in the British Army during the French and Indian War. Admission is free.
The 2014 Winter Lecture Series will be held every Saturday through Feb. 15.
Fort Loudoun State Historic Area is a 1,200-acre site on the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of Sequoyah. Today, the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA’s Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains and are located one mile off Highway 411 on Highway 360 in Vonore. For more information, visit http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fort-loudoun or contact 423 884-6217.