James Harrod The Man and His Family by Rebecca Wilson Conover


"Friends of Fort Harrod" is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit, charitable and educational organization dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of James Harrod and Old Fort Harrod. This book is posted here strictly for historical and educational purposes in furtherance of that goal. This book in PDF format is intended for your personal use only. Please do not save or make copies or distribute these materials to anyone else for any reason! If you would like a copy, you may purchase one at The Harrodsburg Herald for about $6.00.

"James Harrod The Man and His Family" by Rebecca Wilson Conover is an excellent short book about the life and family of James Harrod. It focuses upon the personal life of James Harrod rather than his many adventures. It is only 16 pages long but full of interesting facts and information. Just click the book cover below to begin reading. Enjoy!

Side Note: Rebecca Wilson Conover is the daughter of Peter Nolan Wilson who built the reproduction of Old Fort Harrod in 1927.

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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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