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at McConnell Springs
May 18, 2013
Photos by Elizabeth Chalfant
Mc Connell Springs is a natural spring area located in Lexington, Kentucky. William McConnell and his party first camped here in 1775. As the city grew up around it , the area near the springs became industrialized and the springs area fell into disuse. In 1993 Friends of McConnell Springs started a massive clean up project. The area is now a national Historic Site.
Kristi Heasley shares her knowledge of cooking over an open fire while Jackie Ginter churns butter.
“Maggie Delaney” lunches in a private moment before heading back out in front of the center where she interacts with children, “selling apples” and talking about the 18th century.
Paul Tierney naturalist at Blue Licks State Park sets up a display with friends from the park.
Blacksmithing on site with Art Lane. (Above)
Larry Ginter and Tony Richardson show the dress and accouterments of the 18th century longhunter. (Above right)