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 The 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough

September 24-25, 2016

Photos by Kathy Cummings
 

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Although there are on going demonstrations throughout the days on Siege Weekend, a majority of the crowd shows up in time for the battle reenactment.

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Scott Heasley explains the finer points of firing an 18th century flintlock to this young man.

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Demonstrators gave the crowd plenty to see like this man making powder horns.

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These re-enactors chose the half face shelter behind the fort for their weekend home. Others were camped in front of and inside the fort.

When the temperature tops 90 degrees in late September the Fort Boonesborough Foundation tent does a brisk business in water soft drinks and food for visitors and re-enactors alike.

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The Many Faces of
the 2016
Siege of Fort Boonesborough

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Chief Black Fish and his warriors attacked Fort Boonesborough in 1778,

In 2016 re-enactors brought that historic event back to life for visitors on both Saturday and Sunday.

The 2016 Battle at the Siege of Fort Boonesborough

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Music Demonstration and plenty of re-enactors to talk to ask ask questions about 18th century life.

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18th Century Transportation

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It’s always fun to get your photo taken with an Indian!

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Families thoroughly enjoy demonstrators inside the cabins and what they have to teach.

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After the battle - re-enactors discuss how the scenario went.

For more information about The Siege of Fort Boonesborough visit www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org

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