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Women on the Frontier

June 21-22, 2008

Photos by Jim & Kathy Cummings

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Click Here to see a slide show of the 2008 Women on the Frontier

Women took center stage at Fort Boonesborough over the weekend of June 22 and 23 for the Fourth Annual Women on the Frontier. Women from as far away as Alabama and Illinois came together to share, thoughts, skills and insights into the original Women on the Frontier. Saturday began with a few sprinkles of rain but it didn’t stop these women. Both lecture style and “hands-on “ sessions were spread throughout the day. Two program ran simultaneously in each time slot giving women who had attended last year an opportunity to learn a new skill. Back from last year were courses in frontier basics like firestarting, flintlock skills and basic horsesense. New sessions were on life as an Indian captive, building a persona, fireside cooking, basketweaving, candledipping and more. Clothing was also an important topic.

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Especially welcomed were two programs on the area of the time. Clare Sipple of nearby Lower Howards Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve spoke on plants and trees that would have been present in the 18th century. Bill Farmer of Fort Boonesborough spoke on “All Things Natural.” What the settlers would have found in the area that they could make use of. Beverly Simpson of Lawrenceburg, KY said, “You need to give Bill Farmer more time next year. I could have listened and learned from him for several more hours!”

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See a newsreel about our featured speaker Randolph Hollingsworth.
 

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See The Skills Competition

A Weekend Newsreel from The Pioneer Times

See More Photos of Women on the Frontier at
www.graphicenterprises.net including past years events.

Email suggestions  for next year’s classes to:
 kathy.cummings@graphicenterprises.net

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