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The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat 2008

Presented by The Painted Stone Settlers

Photos by Jim and Kathy Cummings

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The Painted Stone Settlers were a group of settlers led by Squire Boone who built their station in 1780 Kentucky. By 1781, as Indian attacks were becoming more frequent the group opted to leave the settlement for a more populated station. Linn Station was 23 miles from Painted Stone. During the trek, the settlers with their livestock and household goods had to cross Long Run Creek. It was about noon and at this point that 50 Miami Indians with their British allies chose to attack.

Men, women and children were killed and scattered, many not reaching Linn Station until nightfall. On the following day Col. John Floyd, of the Jefferson County Militia led a party of men out to check for survivors and bury the dead. The Indians had stayed in the area knowing the settlers would return. This militia group was also attacked. Seventeen men were killed or captured. It became known as Floyd’s Defeat.


The Settlers at The Painted Stone Station 2008

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The Battle

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School Day Friday
September 12, 2008

The Painted Stone Settlers played host to over 600 school children on Friday September 12, 2008. The schools ranged from local Shelby County Schools to Jefferson, Henry, and Oldham Counties along with parochial, private and homeschoolers. The children were given a high school guide with a layout and schedule for the day. There were 20 stations with demonstrators of flax breaking, spinning, weaving, broom making, storytelling, firestarting, firearms of the 18th century along with horses, goats, musicians and even an 18th century magician.

Stations were divided according to the curriculum of the class with each class visiting approximately 12 stations. At 11:00 all classes met at the bleachers for a cannon demonstration and mini battle re-enactment. Many schools brought lunch and picnicked on the grounds.


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For information about participating in the 2009 School Day please email the school coordinator for The Painted Stone Settlers.

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