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School Day at Boone Station

April 20, 2007

Photos by Jim and Kathy Cummings

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Re-Enactor Debby Jenkins brings water back to her camp from the spring, before the school children arrive. Dickie Phillips gives the cannon a final check, too.

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And then the day is off to a running start as the children begin to arrive.

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Fresh “Johnny cakes” cooked over an open fire by Anne Farmer are a relatively unknown commodity to today’s children but were a staple for their 18th century counterparts.

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Melanie Kuntz begins a demonstration of churning fresh butter for the school children. In the photo at right she is  barely visable as children take a try at churning and get to taste the results.

Vital to learning about the frontier are the roles both Indians and rifles played in daily life as demonstrated by Larry McQuown. (Right)

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Home schooled re-enactors John and Ben McKinney (left)  help out as the school groups move from camp to camp for various demonstrations.

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The big boom of an 18th century cannon draws the rapt attention of fourth graders. Above left, Harold Raleigh talks of artillery, safety, and the uniform of the Butler’s Rangers, a loyalist group from Canada that was sent by the King to fight the “rebels” in Kentucky.  The cannon crew at right are members of the Painted Stone Settlers from Shelbyville, KY.

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