A LONG POSTOn Pink Sat. I posted pictures from the Re-enactment of Fort Harrods, Ky, you can check it out here .
Today I wanted to show you more of this wonderful place....it was such an amazing place, it felt like you were actually living in 1775. What a wonderful time of discovery, but a terrible time of hardship too. Makes me appreciate my country and their sacrifice even more.
This was the entrance to the area around the fort.
part of the re-enactment of the "Turnip Wars"
A young boy was shot and killed by the Indians outside the Fort, thus starting a short but bloody War called the "Turnip War"
They never told the parent that though their time was 3-5 yrs the child was indentured until they were 21, and if the parent died in route the child had the parents time added to their own, so if a father and or mother of a 6 yr old died that child had as much as 25 yrs to work to pay off his or her debt. 15 till they reached 21 and then 3-5 for each of the parents.....
Also found out that not everyone agreed to be indentures as history has stated, there was a period of time when children were kidnapped off the streets of England and put on lg ships called the Orphan ships but not all of them were orphans. Also prisoners where sent to the Americas from England just like they were sent to Australia. Time she finished I, along with most of the folks there was in tears...I have always been told that an ancestor on the Barlow side came to America in the early 1700s as an indentured servant, it really hit home to me, the sacrifice this man made for my family, so we could live in a great country like America..
One of the 8 kids, I loved the back of her dress..
watcher from the trees
the little cutie taking a rest from her wondering and talking to one of the re-en-actors
re-enactors at the Cemetery Wall
more children and other re-enactors
getting ready to dedicate the Cemetery
Surveyors and explorers who came to Kentucky in 1774
part of the encampment before the Fort was built..
Fur trader and hunter and his Indian scout...
The old home build on the Fort Harrods ground in the 1800s this is the back, silly me forgot to go around and take a picture of the front.
trapper leaving the Fort
view from an up stairs window...in the Captains house
I will be posting more pictures later..didn't want to make this too long.
Hope every one has a great Thursday.