Elkton, Virginia: Pyramid: Knights of the Golden Horseshoe

A small roadside pyramid, erected in 1921, celebrates the discovery of the Shenandoah Valley by Europeans in 1716.
US Hwy 33, Elkton, VA
On the south side of US Hwy 33 a little over six miles east of its intersection with US Hwy 340 in Elkton, and just past the entry onto Skyline Drive.
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Knights of the Golden Horseshoe.

Roadside Pyramid: Knights of the Golden Horseshoe

On September 5, 1716, Lt. Governor Spotswood crossed west over the Blue Ridge Mountains and came upon the Shenandoah Valley. Spotswood gave all of the members of his expedition a Golden Horseshoe when they got back home. This was commemorated with a pyramid and marble plaque erected in 1921 by the Colonial Dames of America. Right next to the pyramid is a big rock with a poem about Spotswood's adventure.

[Phrank Phester, 11/10/2017]

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