Reminder of the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse Special Event
Wanted to write a few lines to remind everyone again about our Special Event coming up in September on the dates of 14th, 15th and 16th. We will be on 3 bands as of now - 10 (if open), 20 and 40 meters. We are offering a QSL card and a Certificate again this year. We also will be requiring a S.A.S.E. #10 business size envelope. A # 10 business size envelope is 4 1/8" X 9 1/2". If you send the small envelope you will ONLY get the QSL card. If you dont want the Certificate folded, then please send a 9" X 12" yellow envelope with at least $1.20 return postage. If the yellow envelope is not sent then we will fold it into the business sized envelope. Please note!...we cannot and will not try to fold into a small envelope. Its impossible!...And if you send your QSL without any S.A.S.E., then you will get nothing! You can send your QSL & Certificate request to my home address (KD4QHG) or to the Old Mulkey State Park at 38 Old Mulkey Park Rd. Tompkinsville, Ky. 42167. On friday the 14th the children from the local schools will be joining us to help make contacts. They will also be lectured on the math and science behind amateur radio before they actually get a chance to get on the radio. Please be patient with the children because they may be a little mic. shy and they might not talk loud into the mic also. We are expecting 160 kids this year!. Hopefully we can get as many on the mic as possible. Also it is scheduled for saturday the 15th for the Boy Scouts & the Cub Scouts to earn thier "Radio Merit Badge", so if all goes well we will have them there with us. They will probably ask certain question so please take the time to help answer what they ask. Please visit my page (KD4QHG) at QRZ.com and there is pictures of some of the students that came last year. For a little history on our event....We are commemorating the burial site of Hannah Boone Pennington who is the sister to the great pioneer Daniel Boone. She was the youngest of the 11 children of the Boone Family. She first married John Stewart in 1765, and had four daughters, Sarah, Mary, Rachel and Elizabeth Stewart. After he (John Stewart) was killed by Indians in Kentucky, she married in 1777 to Richard Pennington and they had four more children were born - Joshua, Daniel B., John Stewart and Abigail Pennington. Richard served his country during the Revolutionary War at Capt. Enoch Osborn's Fort in Virginia. The Penningtons migrated to the area of Mill Creek in lower Kentucky in 1798. Hannah died there on April 9, 1828. They worshipped at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse. They lived in Montgomery Co., VA, 1792 in what is now Grayson Co., VA, and in 1790 in Wilkes Co., NC. They moved from Wilkes Co., NC, to KY on the 7 Aug 1797, settling on the Little North Elkhorn River, 9 miles from Lexington. From there, they moved south of the Green River to Barren (now Monroe) Co., KY. They settled on Line Creek near the present day hamlet of Gamaliel, Monroe Co., KY. They moved to White Co., TN, where Richard died; Hannah then moved back to Monroe Co. and lived the rest of her life at the home of her son, Daniel Pennington near Old Mill Creek Church. Hannah is buried at what now is the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Park. It is known that Hannah was attacked by indians and was partially scalped, But, partially was because either someone caught the indians and killed them or they seen some men coming after them and they ran. But Hannah did survive the partial scalping and lived into her 80's. We The Monroe County Amateur Radio Group (of Kentucky) hope that we can make contact with you during our event....From all of us...73's and chat with you soon!