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Sycamore Shoals State Park: Chat with a Longhunter
August 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
One event on August 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Sunday August 22 nd
10:30 a.m. “Chat with a longhunter” – Meet and talk with a longhunter as he tells why he
would risk life and limb living on the frontier hunting for over a year at a time. Hear as he
explains about what he does on a day-to-day and the dangers that he faces. Learn how the
longhunters opened up the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains for settlers to follow in their
footsteps. Presented by Matthew Simerly inside the fort. Duration 30 minutes.
2:00 p.m. “The Colonial Gunsmith” –Join Slade Nakoff as he demonstrates and describes
the work of a gunsmith during the 18 th century along with the methods of the trade. Meet in the
visitor’s center. Duration: 30 minutes.