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Cumberland Gap

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Wilderness Road


Definition: Natural pass in the Cumberland section of the Allegheny mountains between Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, and Middlesboro, Kentucky. The Wilderness Road, created by Daniel Boone and others, ran right through the Cumberland Gap.

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