Even a chill in the air and a threat of snow didn’t discourage the capacity crowd that came to hear Simon Kenton.
After another great meal by the foundation and games and music in the tavern, everyone settled in to hear the story of frontiersman, Simon Kenton as portrayed by Mel Hankla. Aided by his walking stick, an elderly Simon Kenton shuffled into the blockhouse to tell his story.
He proceeded to tell the crowd his life story. As a young man of 16 years, Kenton got into a fight with another young man, over a woman. Thinking he killed him, he fled his home with only the clothes on his back.
From the humor, the daring excitement to the tragic death of his little girl, the crowd was spellbound. With a standing ovation and questions afterward, it was truly another great evening.