Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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July 24, 2013

Pioneer Life Week underway at Carter Caves


July 24, 2013 —

Pioneer Life Week continues today with an ongoing encampment area, as well as hands-on opportunities for visitors such as laundry chores, making walking sticks, household tools and accessories, lessons about the “War on the Frontier,” powder horns, the reading habits of Daniel Boone, making marbles for children, a canoe excursion and cultural exchanges between the people of Virginia and members of various Indian tribes of the Ohio Valley.

Tuesday's lessons about gunpowder making and black-powder rifles will be repeated Thursday, along with lessons about what it was like to be captured by Indians, crafting and throwing a tomahawk, flashlight tours of X-Cave and Cascade Cave and frontier stories told by the campfire.

Friday's activities and events include a pioneer fashion show, as well as a buffalo buffet at the restaurant inside Caveland Lodge, a lesson in coil pottery and a dance at the park's shelter house.

Saturday is County Fair Day, with additional activities including wheel-thrown pottery, frontier art, whittling and wood carving, frontier foods, pioneer writing, a dsiplay of handmade flutes, salt making, flint knapping, textile studies, open-fire cooking, seed spitting, canoe trips and nature walks as well as a pie auction.

For more information about Pioneer Life Week call Carter Caves State Resort Park at (606) 286-4411.

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