Re: Port Oneida Fair Civil War Encampment - the West area it is! Aug. 5 & 6 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau Co
- Looks like the Park agreed that the West area would
work out better as well...., The field to the west of
the Kelderhouse farm buildings, (left as you face the
farm) is shown in the Photo folders. I think when you
see it, you will all be pleased with the new location.
It is more spacious, closer to Lake MI, and has larger
shade trees. Also, there is no worry about damaging
smaller (older) orchard trees (especially with kids
around camp) and is still within eye-site of the
cemetery and across the school house. It is also
adjacent to the Trolley stop which will give the group
a much more prominent presence. It also puts us closer
to the Leelanau Museum Maritime set-up just around the
curve (~ 40 yards)at the Burfiend Farm. With the Lake
MI Beach only about 150 Yards due west past the
Burfiend farm (NOT down Miller Rd, but the other
gravel road going west). It sounds like Tyler found
some interest in getting a horse at the site which I
think would be great and hopefully, we can get
additional Cavalry and Musicians to show. Also, I'd
like to try a set-up with a Quoits game previously
mentioned in some of the Civil War diaries. (For the
- Len Overmyer III
Date: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:56 pm
Subject: Re: [26thMI] Fwd: Re: Port Oneida Update
yes follow up on that one,,,,,
--- Kimberly_Mann@... wrote:
> Bill and I agreed with your site on the west side ofthe structures farthest away from the cemetery. Bill
and I are also going to put a porta-john near the
historic privy in the building complex, so it is out
of your sight line but still nearby.
>Overmyer III" To:
> "Leonard G.
> Kimberly_Mann@...and they are just to the west of the Kelderhouse yard
> Subject: Re: PO Fair Encampment
> OK, I think Tyler mentioned that the orchard to the
> east of the house would be OK as well but again, I
> don't think those trees are large enough to provide
> shade and I recall there was a workshop effort this
> past spring with Chris Garthe to preserve the Apple
> Trees. (Some expressed concern that encamping among
> them could cause harm). Anyway, maybe you could
> clarify, are you & Bill thinking the west area would
> be OK, or the East area (by the Cemetery Orchard) or
> would either be alright?
> --- Kimberly_Mann@... wrote:
> > Exactly!!! Thanks for sending the pictures. We
> > will place you there.
> > Kim
> >Overmyer III" To:
> > Kimberly_Mann@...
> > Subject: Re: PO Fair Encampment
> > Yes, I think we are talking the same idea,
> pictures 1& 2 attached show the most popular spots
under some larger trees (but still within site of the
Trolley stop) and just to the north of these was a
field and row of larger trees that could be used for
> over-flow if needed (picture 3). ...awareness of the delicate nature of the building
structures so I don't think anyone intended to
encamp within the back yard area of the out buildings.
I thought perhaps I could be set up in front of the
house, toward the road, to display time-line Port
Oneida History. (Near the encampment but not actually
part of it). Anyway, let me know your thoughts when
you get a chance. Really looking forward to this year,
- Len Overmyer III
> > --- Kimberly_Mann@... wrote: >Bill and I will take a look at the site. We don't
want the encampment between the buildings. It needs
to be in an open area. We will be looking at the back
orchard or at a site just west of the farmyard.
> > > We did see the items you shared with Susan andanything additional to offer.
Bill will get back to you on the game.
> > > Kim____________________________________________________
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