We have a lot of lectures and demonstrations for our Oct. 21 Education Day. Currently scheduled are: Cavalry horse, Zac Robinson; Camp, Greg & Gemma Bentley; Bugle calls, Bruce Austin; Artillery and skirmish, Willis Strong; Abe Lincoln, Ancil Davenport; Weapons, Wayne Watts; Period school, Anita Holland; Making Lye soap, Jim Haynes; Saltmaking, Jim Bordwine; General store, Brenda Nease; General Lee, David Chaltas; Blacksmith, Danny Estep; Declaration of Independence/History of BOL, Dr. Miniard; Undertaker, Paul Taulbee; Nurse, Brenda Taulbee; Union Soldier, Geoff Asher; Herbal Medicine, Susan Hull; Flags, Ron Hornsby; Topographical Map Making, Glenn Campbell; Civil War Medicine, Pikeville nurses; Civil War Music, Steve Ball; Bluegrass Music, Danny Osborne School; Spinning and Weaving, Jo Ann Oborski; Grist Mill, Wayne Whitaker; Williams Gun, Jim Bay; Indian Artifacts, Dr. Gene Smith; World’s Largest Anvil, J. D. Napier; Surgeon Doc, Ken Ratcliff; Rock Garden, Irene Carter
The Hazard Black Gold Festival was held Sept. 15, 16 and 17. The Battle of Leatherwood folks set up in the triangle near the old McDonald's. We distributed literature and sold some items. We fired a cannon to start the parade, and had a float in Saturday's parade, with our usual shooting and banging.
We are taking dorm room reservations. Rates are $30 for one day or Thursday through Sunday morning. We provide sheets, pillow cases, towels and bath cloths. Contact Kerry Crutcher at (606) 653-8591, or firstname.lastname@example.org for a reservation.
September 9-11 Middle Creek
September 15-17 We (BOL) will be at the Hazard Black Gold Festival
September 30, Oct. 1 We (BOL) will be at the Hyden Mary Breckenridge festival
October 7-9 Perryville
October 14-16 Wildcat
October 21-23 Battle of Leatherwood
Roll your powder, and clean your gun, and join us!
Carolyn Smith, of Knott County donated a horse-drawn hay rake. Such public support helps the Battle of Leatherwood/Brashearville site to grow.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, September 20, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Our next business meeting will be on October 17, 2016 at 6 pm at the General Store.