- Posted April 13, 2014 by
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Travel photo of the day
Indian raid re-enacted at Bardstown Colonial Days
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Without warning, shots rang out and an Indian party swooped down on the unsuspecting villagers. Fierce hand-to-hand fighting erupted. Colonists were killed and others were captured. Women and children were dragged away screaming. Those captured were taken back to the Indian camp and forced to run the gauntlet.
Just another day on the Kentucky frontier at Colonial Days in Bardstown. All this weekend, re-enactments like this take place at Old Bardstown Village.
Metalsmiths, leather crafters, surveyors, story tellers, musicians and more are all in authentic 18th century garb, using the tools and techniques actually used during the period.
Organized entirely by volunteers from the re-enactor community, this is the fourth annual event.