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Shoot the Gap: Cove Target for South During Civil War

Experts say the formation of Morrisons Cove was determined by the Ice Age giving our homeland its canoe-shaped basin formed by three mountains.

These mountains give Cove residents a sense of security that tornadoes likely will not sweep through as lunch time approaches and nights dozing in the bathtub are not common.

But our mountains — Dunings to the west, Lock to the north and Tussey Mountain forming the eastern border ­­— have small, seemingly insignificant weaknesses.

The gaps, as these areas have become know, were discovered by the first of the pioneers into what is now Blair and Bedford...


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