Friday, April 9, 2010
Heading West Today
I am leaving this morning to head west to Statesville, NC and Fort Dobbs for their annual War for Empire event. Fort Dobbs is the only French & Indian War site in North Carolina. It is a site in development, with plans to build a reproduction of the original fort in the works. And it is situated in some of the most lovely countryside to be found in the western Piedmont of the state. I've been wanting to attend this event for a number of years, but this is the first time I've actually been able to make it. This year's event focuses on 1760, the year of the Cherokee attack on the fort (the 250th anniversary of said attack was observed in late February). For those of you on Facebook, you may want to check out the Fort Dobbs Group page and become members. If that link doesn't work, just go to Facebook and do a search for Fort Dobbs; it should come up easily.