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The Woman Warrior - Bearing the burden of a Revolution - Lee County


 Friends of Wilderness Road State Park  8051 Wilderness Rd, Ewing, Virginia 24248

Friends of Wilderness Road State Park

8051 Wilderness Rd, Ewing, Virginia 24248

At the onset of the Revolutionary War, many backwoods settlements were left unprotected as militias were formed and men marched to battle. In many communities the women not only became providers, but warriors, who found themselves defending hearth and home against British loyalist and Shawnee and Cherokee raiders. Like their male counterparts, when called upon, engaged the enemy and protected their families. Journey to Martin's Station and take up arms with the women of Powell's Valley as they compete in a special Frontier Women's Competition. Tutorials for the competition will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the competition to begin at 2 p.m.

Competition Categories: 
Bullet Molding
Rolling Rounds
Firelocks
Tomahawk Throws
Fire Making
18th Century Medicine
and a Dessert Competition