Revolutionary War re-enactment planned at Ky. state park

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Blue Licks Battlefield

MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. (AP) — Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is hosting an annual re-enactment of a Revolutionary War battle next month.

The event commemorates the 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River. The outnumbered pioneers were defeated by British soldiers and Native Americans. Boone lost his son in the fighting.

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The event is planned for Aug. 15 and 16, and will feature pioneer camps, entertainment, trail walks, historical programs and two battle re-enactments. The first is at 3 p.m. Saturday and the second at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to this event is free, and Pioneer Museum will be open through the weekend with free admission.

The resort is located 45 miles northeast of Lexington off historic U.S. 68.

 

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