Logan’s Fort siege goes off with a bang

Published 12:37 pm Friday, May 26, 2023

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STANFORD – The rain stopped just in time Saturday for a crowd to gather at Logan’s Fort in Stanford and watch the sixth annual reenactment of the Siege of 1777.

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The reenactment is just one of many events that were held over the weekend at Logan’s Fort. The weekend included Living History demonstrations, Native American encampments, Setter’s Encampments and Sutler’s Village.

On Friday and Saturday there was a special presentation by Bart Cain on the Harpe Brothers: the story of Micajah and Wiley Harpe – murderers, highwaymen and river pirates who operated in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri in the late 18th century. There was also a presentation by Tressa Brown from the Kentucky Heritage Council on native life in Early Kentucky, as well as a presentation by the Sons of the American Revolution.

On Sunday, there was a 18th Century church service by Don and Esther Drewery.