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The Story of Logan from Campbellsville

There is one story from the Trade Fair and Colonial Meal that bears telling. It is the story of young "Logan from Campbellsville".

Eddie, Archie and I were working the front door of the Trade Fair. They were both in period dress. Archie's outfit was amazing! A young man came into the Trade Fair with his mother and some guests. Soon, we all noticed the young man, for a couple of reasons.

He was all decked out in a cool green period outfit and he seemed very interested in the trade fair, especially a table on the front row with sashes and pouches. We noticed him buying several items and began to talk to him. He purchased some chances on the Raffle and studied the prize closely. He stayed close to us all day until the drawing. We hoped he would win, but sadly he didn't. He spent much time studying the items he purchased at the Trade Fair and seemed to be on a mission.

We discovered that Logan is a 12 year old youngster from Campbellsville, Kentucky who loves history and chose "Our" Trade Fair and Colonial Meal as his 12th Birthday present! His mom gave him a very nice gift! Logan's mother told us a little about him and gave me permission to use his photo on our website. Thank you!

It seems Logan is an avid history buff and even started a history club at his school! We noted his name "Logan" and Eddie told him a little about the historical significance of the name Logan.

We were all so taken with Logan that we invited him to participate as a settler youth in next summers Settlement and Raid and I think he's going to do it. He will make a colorful addition to the cast. Others were also taken by him because Ossie Prater kindly came to the front door area and gave Logan a gift!

You know, it turns out that Logan was the best part of the day for me. And, I bet he was for Eddie and Archie and a couple of others too! It occurred to us, that this was a very important part of our mission here at Friends. Youngsters like Logan make it all worth it. Thank you Logan and we look forward to seeing you next June! And, Happy Birthday from all of us at Friends of Fort Harrod!

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Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle

This sweet prize can be yours for a $5 raffle ticket.

This is the "Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle", sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod. This raffle is a non-profit, charitable raffle conducted solely to raise funds to benefit Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. No person involved in this raffle receives any compensation. All proceeds will used to make repairs and improvements and purchase needed equipment at Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. Our goal is for Fort Harrod to be and remain a viable tourist destination and to preserve the unique history of James Harrod and his Fort that won the West.

Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm during the 2018 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. You can purchase tickets from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod.

Tickets are available at 134 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, former Mercer County National Bank building, from 9-4 daily.

The prize is valued at $1,650.00! The rifle was built by Master Gunmaker Wayne Estes of Paris, Kentucky. It is simply beautiful in all respects! It is iron mounted, styled as an early Lebanon/Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1760-1770) working man's rifle. It features a "B" profile swamped Colerain .50 caliber barrel, M&G Continental Flintlock, Davis Triggers, 1/4 x 32 Chambers touch hole, stocked in fine quarter sawed sugar maple from Harrison Gunstocks of Bradford, Tennessee.

All proceeds go to benefit only Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park!

Don't hesitate, buy your tickets now!

Larry Catlett, President, Friends of Fort Harrod

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