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Welcome to the Boone Station Event
July 15, 2006
Photos by Jim Cummings
Just like Boone, re-enactors arrived from Fort Boonesborough with their horses laden with their houshold goods. Most walked while the horses carried the load or sometimes small children.
(Below) Living History Co-Ordinator, Bill Farmer started the morning events off with the flag raising.
A crowd of nearly 450 arrived throughout the day. Here, fort employee, Lee Ruff explained how he was working on logs to build his cabin. At right Daniel Boone (Steve Caudill) looked out across the land.
Preparing meals, churning butter and keeping the cook fires going were the order of the day. At right a young child is mesmerized at the chance to hold on to a real flintlock rifle.
Park Curator Jerry Raisor was one of the first to dress in period clothing back in the ‘70’s.
A young Boone descendant gets to ride on a horse with Danny Hinton. At right a young girl rests in a half faced shelter of the kind that Boone and his family first built and lived in when they arrived in 1779.
Visitors walked through the camps and asked many questions of the re-enactors.
Cane - a plant native to Kentucky is being planted on the site.
Daniel Boone said “the cane in the flat lands grew taller than a man’s head...”