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Soco Gap Overlook - elev. 4570' (Milepost 456.0)

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Overlook Description

The gap was a strategic location for the Cherokees because it was the main route for entering their land in the 1700s from the north and east. The Cherokees maintained an outpost here to protect from the Shawnees and whites. The Cherokee word for the gap is "ahaluna," meaning ambush place.
 

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Blue Ridge Parkway GuidebooksExcerpt adaptations from Blue Ridge Parkway Guide: Volume 1 (by William G. Lord), Blue Ridge Parkway Guide: Volume 2 (by William G. Lord), Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway - 3rd Edition (by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue, and Nicole Blouin). Copyright 1981 by the American Chestnut Foundation. Reprint by permission of Menasha Ridge Press.
 
 
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