October 17, 2009***Kids and Daniel Boone (or Scott New)
L was reading for Konos Daniel Boone's biography which mentioned frequently Fort Boonesborough. This is so close to my sister's home that we couldn't pass up a visit. Providentially, it was the same weekend as the big 275th Birthday Celebration complete with birthday cake.
***M making corn meal.The fort was full of activity. Each one of the cabins had either a display of artifacts or a living history demonstration. We interacted with a blacksmith, gunsmith, weaver, several French fur traders, Blackfish (the Shawnee chief who adopted Daniel Boone as his son after taking him prisoner) and, of course, Daniel Boone himself.
***A- in the frame of a Wikiup (Indian housing).
It was with deep disappointment that I read that Daniel Boone did not wear a fur skinned cap. Scott New (aka Daniel Boone) reinforced this fact and replied when I asked him about the old tv show I was raised on, "You pretty much have to throw the whole thing out if you are looking for the truth." How sad. L remained firm that she still likes the old reruns, but she enjoyed learning the truth about Daniel Boone as well.
***The crew standing outside the gates of Fort Boonesborough.