It was first built by John Calvin Ingram and moved here to the Park's Homestead plantation. Ingram, born in 1842, became a Confederate soldier in 1863 at the age of 17.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Grayson Highlands - Day 5
One more beautiful new day at Grayson Highlands. The days have been mid-to-upper 60s, nights, low 50s. Perfect! Today we've decided to just sit around the camp-site then later on, ride down to the picnic area and 19th century Homestead Settlement. The Chipmunks were still putting on a show, and we kept the camera handy to try and get a quick shot of the beautiful Woodpeckers paying an occasional visit. The reconstructed colonial settlement is a must see. The cabins, sheds, spring house, and various other out-buildings provide a step back in time to the days when our ancestors moved up the valley west seeking land to start their own homesteads. A review of the building shows how each was used in the small settlement. Living History interpreters will occasionally be present to demonstrate the colonial crafts and discuss the regions history.