Entries by Gretchen Cope

Coming up next weekend!

The Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park. Event times are 10-6 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday. Demonstrations will include campfire cooking, flax processing, candle making, soap making, Native camps, 18th Century music and games, […]

Trail Talk: Music on the Frontier

Join Ron Short at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse Visitor Center at Natural Tunnel State Park from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, March 12. This is a free program and is open to all ages. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will host a Trail Talk every month through June. Watch the website and facebook page […]

Trail Talk: 18th Century Weaponry – FREE PROGRAM

This Saturday, February 27 from 10am-12pm at the Blockhouse Visitor Center at Natural Tunnel State Park Corey Gardner will be presenting a program on the weapons used by both settlers and Native Americans in the 1700s. Several examples of firearms and other weapons with be available as well as a brief discussion and history of […]

Frontier Muster and Trade Faire

The FrontierMuster and Trade Faire is just around the corner! Drop by the Blockhouse on Saturday, March 30and Sunday, April 1 for a glimpse into what life was like on the Frontier in the late 18th Century. This is a free program although parking fees will apply. Stay tuned for updates.  

Colonel John Anderson, Builder of the Blockhouse

by William Anderson The Wilderness Road Blockhouse in Natural Tunnel State Park is a reproduction of the original blockhouse built by an early pioneer, John Anderson, in 1775. Anderson’s eventful life included not just his role as the Blockhouse proprietor, but also service as a regional militia leader and judge. Born in 1750, Anderson was […]

Lighting of the Tunnel at Natural Tunnel State Park

The Lighting of the Tunnel programs at Natural Tunnel State Park are set to begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and continue every Friday and Saturday evening until January 1st and 2nd, with the exception of Christmas day and the day after. While you’re at the park remember to stop by the Carter Cabin. The cabin […]

Apple Brown Betty in a Pumpkin – recipe

4 cups large day old bread crumbs(French or Italian Bread Best) 1/2 cup melted butter 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of Salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 4 cups chopped cooking apple slice thin or seasonal fruits 1 cup of raisins 1/4 lb. Butter and Brown Sugar Optional: ½ cup of apple cider (this would just […]