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Page 46 of Kentucky at the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition, April 26 to November 30, 1907 : a report from the Kentucky Jamestown Exposition Commission / by C.C. Ousley.

Many davs were devoted to the preparation of the function. The pine grove in the rear of Fort Boonesboro was fenced off and here the meat was prepared and the burgoo was made. Load after load of wood was hauled. Immense cauldrons were used for the cooking of meats and burgoo and long tables were laid out for the accommodation of the guests. Mr. R. C. Ifieatt, Sheriff of Franklin county, gratuitously gave his services to the Commission as mas- ter of ceremonies for the barbecue. The Third Kentucky Regiment was at the Exposition at the time and the Regimental Band furnished music. The Earlington Company, under the command of Capt. Price, was given the place of honor as special guard for the enclosure where the feast was served. Following the barbecue, exercises were held on a platform within the stockade inclosure. President John B. Atkinson, of the Kentucky Commission, presided. The orators of the day were the lion. William Rogers Clay, of Le-iCngton, and t!e Hon. A. Y. Ford, of Louisville. The Hon. Harry St. George Tucker, President of the Exposition Company, delivered the ad- dress of welcome. A distinguished guest on this occasion was the Hon. Alton B. Parker, of New York, former Democratic candidate for the Presidency, who, at the time, was visiting Mr. Tucker. Souvenirs of the event were attractive buttons, bearing a picture of the main building at Fort Boonesboro, and the date of Kentucky Day. 46

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