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Links to Fort Boonesborough past can be discovered June 23

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By Kentucky State Parks

Might your family have connections to the pioneers who passed through or settled at Fort Boonesborough?

Fort Boonesborough State Park is hosting a special event that may help shed some light on your ancestors. The park is hosting A Gath-ering of Descendants June 23, a day dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.

Daniel Boone, who blazed the Wilderness Road and established Fort Boonesborough in 1775, is the fort’s most famous resident.

The park will have information about some of its earliest residents, contacts for early Ken-tucky cemetery locations and property re- cords, museum exhibits of artifacts from the original fort site, auth-ors on hand to sign books about the early days of the fort, and historical interpretations of the daily lives, chores, skills and trades of those who came to Fort Boones-borough.

The event is open to the public and free with paid admission to the fort.

Organizations scheduled to attend include: the Bluegrass Museum; Clark County Historical Society; authors Harry Enoch and Neal Ham-mon; the Society of Boonesborough; Madi-son County Historical Society; archaeologist Nancy O’Malley; friends of Boone Trace; representatives of the Chenault and Calloway families; and the Boone Society.

For more information about Kentucky State Parks, including lodging and camping reservations, visit
www.parks.ky.gov.