McColloch's Leap, on the National Highway (40), east of Wheeling, W. Va.
Neff Novelty Co., Cumberland, Md.reverse of the card reads:
At the top of Wheeling Hill on the National Highway is this monument in honor to Samuel McColloch who, in September 1777 during an assault on Fort Henry, escaped from the Indians by leaping from this point of the hill side into the creek far below, hence the monument to his memory.
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