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Woodsman’s Weekend 2007

Photos by Charles Hayes

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Parson John (Frank Jarboe) held an 18th C. service on Sunday morning and did a short presentation on "Influence of Religion on the Frontier"

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Jesse Mains  talked to participants after his presentation of  what a scout/hunter may have carried on the frontier. Mains presentation took place behind the fort near the half faced shelter that he helped build this summer.

Fort Living History Coordinator Bill Farmer was responsible for setting up the speakers for the event. Farmer also spoke himself on - "All Things Natural" -  a presentation of natural items and "processes" learned and used by hunters, trappers, scouts, spies, and others.

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Jim Green gave a presentation describing the processes of Brain Tanning, with examples at various stages of the process. Green will also be conducting a hands on seminar on brain tanning in March at the fort. Click here for more details.

Steve Welch spoke in the auditorium about "The Importance and Manufacture of Salt in Frontier Kentucky" all about licks, salt making, etc.

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Throughout the fort participants were asking questions and sharing knowledge

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Hankla was happy to answer questions after the presentation.

Mel Hankla,  collector and gunmaker spoke on - "Tools of the Frontiersman" and brought many pieces for display.

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Who better to discuss "Iron on the Frontier" than Blacksmith Randy Wolfe. Like the other presenters he is seen below answering more questions outside from those that attended.

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Although the  weekend’s  participants were predominately male a few families were in attendance too.

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Ralph Marcum spoke as an 18th century surveyor with the tools of his trade on hand for all to see and examine.

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Participants also got a chance to view the new museum that opened in late September.

Other Photos from the weekend.
 Special thanks to Charles Hayes for photographing the event.

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To see the event from 2006 Click Here.

The original Fort Boonesborough was built by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775

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