WILD AND WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA
Here is a link to a blog post by John Boback, Ph.D. of Morgantown, West Virginia CLICK for the real low down. The following images are of the reconstructed Memorial Fort etc.
“All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.”Daniel Boone ( I wonder if in that order )
“Perched on a small rise overlooking the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River, this rustic log fort is a re-creation of the original Prickett's Fort of 1774, which served as a refuge from Native American war parties on the western frontier of Colonial Virginia. Built in 1976 by the Prickett's Fort Memorial Foundation, the "new" fort serves as a living history site where interpreters recreate late 18th century lifestyle through period attire and demonstrations of a variety of colonial crafts.” READ MORE
Job Prickett House..”The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains antiques originally used by the Prickett family.”
Just signed up at the welcome center for the next tour of the fort and Job Prickett house.
You will find historical interpreters dressed in 18th century frontier clothing and involved in activities which would have been found on the Virginia frontier at the time. I believe that is Judy Wilson standing in the doorway. Judy demonstrates various women's skills particularly textiles. She raises her own fiber producing animals on her farm which she uses for spinning, weaving and dyeing.
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought. Daniel Boone
The Memorial Fort measures about 110 feet square and features a two storey blockhouse on each of the four corners.
“This is a place you should visit if the Lord is willin' and the creek don't rise.” J.T.
Some mint from the herb garden.
At this table..“Welcome, stranger, light and hitch,” is the salutation, and the stranger is bidden to take “damn near all” of whatever the table offers.