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Electronic Field Trip to Fort Harrod
and Fort Boonesborough

Explore life on the Kentucky frontier in this KET field trip for grades 4-8. The program visits two reconstructed 18th-century settlements, Fort Harrod in Mercer County and Fort Boonesborough in Madison County, to learn why forts were a necessary part of the settlements; experience what it was like to attend the first school west of the Allegheny Mountains; and watch as blacksmiths, potters, weavers, and other craftspeople demonstrate the specialized skills needed for a settlement community to survive.

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The Electronic Field Trip to Fort Harrod and Fort Boonesborough is a 2006 KET production.

For information on purchasing this and other KET Electronic Field Trips on videotape or DVD, call (800) 945-9167 or e-mail .