Dr. Miniard continues his plans and generosity with two signs placed at the bridge entrance to the battlefield. One sign relates to several events which took place on the historic site. The second provides information about the Battle of Leatherwood, the largest Civil War battle in Perry County.
The Mary Breckinridge Festival Pageant is October 2nd at the Richard M. Nixon Center in Hyden, KY and begins at 7pm. The Festival begins the following day @ 6pm with live music downtown. Saturday morning, we begin with a parade at 11am, followed by live music all day. That evening, the three lead singers of Exile will take the stage and we will finish the night with a fireworks display. Find us online at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Breckinridge-Festival
We have rooms available at the Stewart Robinson School/Cavalry College dorm. Cost is $30 for Oct. 24-26, Friday-Sunday or any one day. Some rooms have a double bed, some have two singles. Availability is first come first served. Call Gary Begley for reservations- (606) 438-0494.
Greg Bentley will cook breakfast for the sutlers and reenactors on Saturday, October 25. These photos show him slicing onions and cooking a skillet with 13 pounds of potatoes and a pot of soup beans at Thunder on the Mountain.
Our cane patches are progressing nicely. This shot shows the Maces Creek field, some of which is producing seed heads already. The stalks at the battlefield cane patch are smaller, as they were planted later, but are doing well also.
Work on the blacksmith shop progresses well. Some very talented volunteers are helping. This will be a nice addition to the battlefield and Brashearville. This is the first cut stone building built in modern times, and the stone work was done by retired, gray haired men, the youngest of which was 63.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, October 21, at 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a pot luck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
Our next meeting will be Oct. 19, 2014 at 3 pm at the General Store.