Those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning, know all about the Raid at Martin’s Station in Ewing, Virginia. I wrote about my amazing experience last May and talked about counting the days until the 2017 event. If finally arrived this weekend and my friend Josh and I were again among the spectators. We’ve vowed to make it an annual event! This year did not disappoint and we had a wonderful time with good friends.
For those of you that don’t know about this event – “…more than 300 living historians re-enact life at Joseph Martin’s frontier fort. Two cultures clash and the flames of war are once again ignited on Virginia’s frontier. Set among the most authentically re-constructed frontier fort in America, Virginia’s frontier comes alive each May. The original Martin’s Station played a relatively short but significant part in the history of southwestern Virginia and the early settlement of Kentucky. The station takes its name from Joseph Martin, who was born cir. 1740 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Following a somewhat restless early life which included service in the French and Indian War, Joseph Martin became the overseer for a wealthy relative who was closely connected with Dr. Thomas Walker. This connection with Dr. Walker proved valuable for Joseph Martin, who would eventually be selected by Dr. Walker to lead an expedition into the Powell’s Valley, where there would many Native American and British soldier attacks.”
I didn’t get quite as many photos this year as I did last – so feel free to scroll down on my blog to the story and photos surrounding the 2016 event. Here are a few I was able to capture yesterday:
Friends, I just can’t stress enough how much you would love this event if you put it on your calendar now for 2018! It is purely AUTHENTIC in every detail.
Here is a link to a wonderful video of the 10th anniversary Raid at Martin’s Station.
Thanks for your visit with me tonight ! This week I will try to get back to sharing photos from the last ten years of Homestead Publishing, Inc!