Shelia Nelson and June Ferry inside Poe’s Tavern
The 7th Annual Pioneer Day at Poe's Tavern Historical Park will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The event is hosted by the city of Soddy-Daisy and the Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association at 9835 Dayton Pike.
This event is to celebrate the community’s past. How better to demonstrate the old timey ways than with live demonstrations. The event will have a Revolutionary, Civil War and cowboy encampments. There will be blacksmithing, quilting, making homemade soap and the making of apple cider using an 1877 apple press. Also, demonstrators will be using a 100 year old corn sheller to shell corn, the kids will then use a corn cracker to make the corn small enough for chickens to eat. There will be chickens for the kids to feed.
There will a collection of old rifles, possibly including a locally made Soddy rifle. There will be wood carving and the making of wooden shingles and hueing of logs.
A shootout will be held at 10 a.m., noon and then again 2 p.m. A recreated shootout in Knoxville from 1882 will use the Poe’s Tavern front porch as a temporary bank. The Aces and 8’s will be handling the shootout.
Someone from Red Clay State Park will demonstrate the use of the flintlock rifle, a blowgun and also the bow and arrows used by the Cherokee Indians local to this area.
The Tennessans4LivingHistory group will give a depiction of a Revolutionary era campsite.
Children's games will be available, including the playing of marbles. A small train will take the kids around the site during the event.
At last, there will be cooing in the cabin.
Food will be provided by the local Soddy-Daisy Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information call 718-0528.