Our friend Randall Haddix passed away Saturday, Nov. 14. He was a long-
time reenactor, our Treasurer for a number or years, and one of the founding
members and President of the Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmith's
Association. He was a pleasant person, and liked by all. Our prayers go
out to his family and friends at this sad time. His funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Maggard Funeral Home.
The replacement swinging bridge is finished, thanks to the Perry County Fiscal Court. The old bridge washed away in the spring floods. The bridge is an underrated asset. They once were common, but are rare today. People enjoy walking on it and it connects the two parts of the park.
We have a coatfor sale, such as seen in Western movies. It has a cape, split back, leg ties for horseback riding. XLg $100 606 436-5748. See our For
Sale page for larger pictures.
The "Battle of Leatherwood" is a family-oriented event promoting a Civil War battle (which took place on the grounds), pioneer living, the history of our ancestors, genealogy, with, as President Lincoln said, "malice towards none," and we welcome supporters who wear either blue or gray- or neither. We try to entertain our visitors as well as educate them to the lifestyles of our ancestors when they came into this country.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, December 15, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
The Battle of Leatherwood Board is involved in many things. Of course, our primary focus is to host a fine, family-oriented reenactment. As part of that, we conduct an Education Day for school kids in several counties, demonstrating Civil War activities and pioneer living. Ads and donations pay for this, so all a school needs is bus fare. We send speakers to schools upon request. We make molasses to demonstrate an old process, showing how our ancestors made their sweetener. And, we collect or build examples of architecture and pioneer living which could have been used by our ancestors when they moved into this country. We call this village Brashearville.
Our Christmas party will be on December 13, 2015 at 3 pm at the General Store. We will not discuss business at the party.