Mountain in Tennessee during the revolution and also in The War of 1812 at The Battle of the Thames in Canada when so many Kentucky lives were lost.
Isaac Shelby will be a work in progress, said Hankla. Shelby will grow and evolve as my knowledge and confidence grow. It is often questions from the audience that help with the evolution of a character. Something that someone will ask that I don’t know will take me go back to research again and some new facts will emerge.
Billl Farmer, Living History Coordinator at Fort Boonesborough, said “it’s refreshing to see another Kentucky Hero come to the forefront. And he added, “to have his story told by such a masterful storyteller, in such a grand style.”
As for me, I liked everything I saw and can only say to those of you, that missed it, that you missed a first class performance.
For more information about Mel Hankla go to www.americanhistoricservices.com Also check out the recent story by Helen McKinney about the American Historic Services web site,