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Heritage Day held Saturday at Burnsville Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bulltown historic area of Burnsville. The free annual event offers visitors a chance to experience farm life in central West Virginia through demonstrations and exhibits.

The area includes several log structures that predate the Civil War. These buildings were reconstructed in a village setting along a section of the Weston and Gauley Turnpike. One of the structures is the Cunningham House, which belonged to farmer Moses Cunningham, the only civilian injured in the Battle of Bulltown on Oct. 13, 1863. Exhibits will include a blacksmith, weavers, volunteers making apple butter and other traditional crafts. Civil War re-enactors will also be on hand to provide information about life during the War Between the States.

For information on Heritage Days or the Bulltown historic area, call Interpretive Ranger Tommy V. Smith at 304-452-8170 or the Burnsville Lake Project Office at 304-853-2371.


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