Entries by Gretchen Cope

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 […]

Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Harvest Festival at the Blockhouse this past weekend. We are also very thankful to all of our reenactors and volunteers as well as to everyone who worked behind the scenes to plan the event. And don’t forget, our Old Christmas event will be on January […]

Remember to like us on facebook

Our facebook page includes updates and information not always found on our website. In order to make sure you get all the information about the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association and our events. Please follow the link below and follow us on facebook! DBWTA – facebook page  

Frontier Harvest Festival – Charlie Brown

Our friend Charlie Brown will have his longhunter camp set up at the Harvest Festival and will be ready to demonstrate essential frontier survival skills such as hide tanning and leather work.   Make sure you come by the Wilderness Road Blockhouse on Saturday, October 24 from 1-5 to see Charlie as well as several […]

Frontier Cooking Workshop Today – FREE Program

Jean Hood will be conducting a Frontier Cooking Workshop at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse from 12-4 today. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Jean will be preparing three sisters stew and fry bread. Come on out and learn about what kinds of food would have been eaten on the frontier […]