Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Cave-In-Rock Frontier Festival - Illinois
(Sept. 16th, 2017 - THIS SATURDAY!!!)
The Cave-In-Rock Frontier Festival is held in September in Cave-In-Rock on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. The festival, which commemorates the extensive and colorful history connected to Cave-In-Rock and the surrounding community, is an entertaining and fun filled community event.
First held in the 1960’s, the celebration includes a parade, carnival, various entertainment held in the Old Opry House, food and craft vendors. A Little Miss and Mister Frontier Days and Frontier Queen pageant is a highlight as well as various other activities. Come join the festivities for a weekend of fun and entertainment.
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In Walt Disney's Davy Crockett and the River Pirates, Davy Crockett and Mike Fink fight Sam Mason and his pirates.
Imagineers based Wilson's Cave Inn on a place called Cave-In-Rock that is situated on the shores of the Ohio River in southern Illinois.
Several scenes occur at "Wilson's Cave Inn", that was actually shot at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois on the banks of the Ohio River. Cave-In-Rock is a village in Hardin County, Illinois, United States.
The river pirate history is in scenes from Walt Disney's Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1955), and the MGM classic How the West Was Won (1962). Both filmed at the cave as well as Battery Rock. In 1997, the History Channel show, "In Search of History" also filmed at the site for an episode entitled "River Pirates."
Also, at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, there is a scene called "Cut-Throat Corner" and "Wilson's Cave Inn" that can be seen on the bank of the Rivers of America while riding the Liberty Belle Riverboat around Tom Sawyer's Island. This scene is based upon the real life Cave-In-Rock and the activity of river pirates during that time period.
On September 16th, 2017, during Cave-In-Rock Frontier Days, a parade will occur at Cave Rock Illinois where they are going to be honoring Fess Parker & the filming of Davy Crockett there. We understand Darby Hinton is scheduled to be the Grand Marshall of the parade!!! Best wishes to our friends in Illinois with this wonderful event.
Here's another article about Cave-In-Rock here:
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On May 11, 1769, Boone began a two-year hunting expedition in Kentucky. On December 22, 1769, a fellow hunter and he were captured by a party of Shawnees, who confiscated all of their skins and told them to leave and never return. The Shawnees had not signed the Stanwix treaty, and since they regarded Kentucky as their hunting ground, they considered white hunters there to be poachers. Boone, however, continued hunting and exploring Kentucky until his return to North Carolina in 1771, and returned to hunt there again in the autumn of 1772.