The Elizabethton Twins, an Appalachian Rookie League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, play at Joe O'Brien Field, which was built in 1974, seating 1,500. As we were driving into the parking lot a thunderstorm came through the area. We sat through that one in hopes that it would not stop the game. Before we could go and get our tickets a second thunderstorm hit. The water was flowing through the gravel parking lot several inches deep. Finally the storm stopped, but a dizzle continued. When the Bluefield Orioles team came out of the stadium and got on their team bus we knew that the game was rained out. We had stopped by the field before going to have dinner and Jim took some photos. While the drizzle continued he went in and took pictures of the field. The announcing booth is to the side of homeplate. It appears that some fans like to sit on the top row of the bleachers where they leave their lawn chairs wrapped up in garbage bags and bungee corded to the fence to protect them for the next game. The statue depicts one of the Over-mountain Men at the museum.
Sycamore Sholls State Historic Site - the first permanent settlement outside the original American Colonies. Visitor center and museum. In 1780 the Over-mountain Men departed the area, crossed into North Carolina and later defeated the British at the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina. Free.