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April 13, 2017 The Painted Stone Settlers present Jemima Boone - Life on the Frontier 1762-1834 A Kentucky Humanities Council performance at The Stratton Community Center 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, KY Program is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

April 15, 2017 Long Hunter Robert Crockett Day in Livingston Tennessee. Commemorating a 1769 day when a group of hunters came into the regions of what is now southern Kentucky and North middle Tennessee .Robert Crockett was one of the first longhunters to die in this area. This year’s event includes a period correct fishing event! 

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Betsy Smith portrays Jemima Boone on April 13

April 22-23, 2017
Women on the Frontier
at Fort Boonesborough State Park. Annual event commemorating and teaching the skills women needed to survive on the frontier. This years theme is Frontier Remedies, Food, Fiber & Farm Chores.

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Fort Boonesborough begins 2017 with
The Fireside Chats

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Daniel Boone was portrayed by Kentucky Chautauqua performer Kevin Hardesty on February 4, 2017. It was a full house at the first Fireside Chat for 2017. With Fort Boonesborough being named for Daniel Boone, he is always a good draw as people come to see Boone in this his “home environment”.

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Suzanne Thompson has been portraying Mad Anne Bailey for over seven years.

In the 2nd weekend of this February series Mad Anne Bailey visited the fort. Portrayed by Suzanne Thompson, Mad Anne was an historic figure who was a scout on the frontier. She is known for having donned her husbands clothes after his death at the hands of Indians. She took to the trail and warned settlements, carried messages and was instrumental in riding for much needed gun powder while Clendenin’s Station was under attack.

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Although many fireside chats have included a silent auction this year’s first event included a live auction of 18th century replica goods when auctioneer Mike Gooch dropped in for a visit.

Of Family and Place

New Book

At Graphic Enterprises we have just concluded an almost year long process in a new area for us – book publishing. Last February, Joan Mayer of Winchester, Kentucky asked for our help in getting her book to market. Joan is a delightful 83 year old who lives in a fantastic renovated 1790s log cabin surrounded by family land that was first settled in the early 1800s. She first started her book five or six years ago, as a genealogy piece for her family. It grew to almost 500 pages of stories of the area, growing up in Kentucky and being an integral part (with her parents) of The Iroquois Hunt Club. We found it to be a fascinating read and suggested a larger market than just family.

 We added photos, edited and formatted along with help from several folks, especially James D. Birchfield, Ph.D. The result is now available at

We will be working in the new year on some book signings and getting the book into some local book stores, libraries and museum stores – but wanted to give readers and friends a chance to learn more about the book this holiday season.

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