Dear Members and Friends of DBWTA, It is with great disappointment and a heavy heart that I must inform you of the cancellation of all April events sponsored by the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. This includes the April association meeting, all committee meetings, and, unfortunately, the Spring Muster planned for April 25, 26, and […]
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Due to inclement weather the Old Christmas program has been cancelled.
The Frontier Harvest Festival will be held at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park on October 26th from 1 – 5 p.m. Come immerse yourself in the sites and sounds of late 18th century life on the frontier. Various demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the entirety of the event. There is no […]
The Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will be held this weekend, April 27 & 28, at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park. The event times are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center, a satellite location of Natural Tunnel State Park, is now open! The facility is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Monday. Also, watch our website for updates regarding upcoming programs and events.
About the book: The Blockhouse On The Holston
The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association has published a history of the Blockhouse that was built in 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, marked by Daniel Boone that same year. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000 people passed Anderson’s home on their journey through Cumberland Gap and on into what would become the state of Kentucky, and further westward.
William L. Anderson, a direct descendant of John, has written a well-researched book that tells the story, the history of the home that became known to posterity as “The Blockhouse,” and its part in the expansion westward of our new nation. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association is proud to offer this book that tells, for the first time in such detail, the very significant part played in our nation’s history by the pioneer settlers of the western frontier during the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
Also included in the book are many brief biographies of significant players in the story, maps, an article on Fort Blackmore, and the diary of early explorer Dr. Thomas Walker.
The book may be purchased for $19.95 at Natural Tunnel State Park at the Visitor’s Center and at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse Interpretive Center (276-940-2674) and at the law offices of Lisa Ann McConnell in Duffield. Or contact Robert E. McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-452-4520