How right you are!
How right you are Mrs. Lawson, it's hard to have a living history with a semi-tractor-trailer rumbling through your scenario or waiting for the light and blocking everyone's view. The town is trying to work through the proper channels to close US 68 from 4th Street to US 150 from 9am Friday till 3pm Sunday to facillitate the portion of the events on Merchant's Row. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
At a recent walkthrough with some of the townfolks, I was amazed at all the work already done to a lot of the buildings on Merchant's Row. Several were recently painted, one was having it's dry stack stone foundation repaired and several large custom cut solid wood beams were stacked outside another. We plan to devote several work days to cleaning up the Parks-Kerrick House, the Park's Store, Dr. Polk's Office and the Bond House in the coming months in preparation for the event. (I can't decide on which place I'll stay at, they're all wonderfully preserved.) There are also a couple of old sheds and barns that may require razing. The town has really stepped up to the challenge of preserving this important piece of their history.
Let's hope that a few folks will drop by on their way to or from the reenactment that weekend and see what a marvelous job has been done in restoring this jewel of a small town.
Last edited by MajorK; 06-17-2010 at 01:22 PM.
Reason: additional thoughts
Major Keith Karcher
Bluegrass Mountain Artillery