Wilderness Road State Park. Our efforts to jury re-enactors to make sure their clothing, guns, tents and other accoutrements mirror those carried by our forefathers along the early Virginia frontier, has helped set us apart from other historical sites and has established our 18th century fort replica as one of the most authentically recreated in America.
It is that same focus on authenticity that has also attracted many film-makers, directors and hobbyists whose goal oftentimes is to find the perfect blend of material realism along with a majestic background. “You could not have created a more perfect setting, even if you painted it on canvas,” explained Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West.
The majestic Cumberland Mountains ascend into the skyline, providing a picturesque frame for Wilderness Road employees and volunteers, for the duration of the day of filming, which began around 4:00 am and wrapped up after dark on Saturday, November 12.
Martin’s Station. “As soon as (park manager) Jon (Tustin) gave me the tour of the park back in the summer, I knew exactly where we wanted to film the a large portion of the documentary.”
The two-hour production will trace the life of the famed frontiersman (Boone) from his birth near Reading, Pennsylvania in 1734, through his years in Kentucky and to his death in Femme Osage, Missouri in 1820. It will include stories about the death of his son James and perspectives of his wife, Rebecca Boone, who was left to raise their children, oftentimes fearing her husband had been captured by the Cherokee or possibly even killed.
Action scenes of Boone’s early explorations of Kentucky, his first attempt at settlement, the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals, the opening of the Wilderness Road, the Wilderness Road, who portrays Daniel Boone.
In a press release from Parknear Ewing, Virginia.
In addition, scenes of John Finley’s first meeting with Boone and the first exploration of Kentucky by Boone and Finley’s party in 1769 were also filmed, along with scenes of life in the frontier forts and stations during the early years of Kentucky’s settlement.
The footage of the fighting from the blockhouses of the forts is positively gripping; all of the footage is so life-like that the viewer believes he/she is witnessing the events as they unfolded. Filming is being planned for various episodes of Boone’s careers as a businessman, tavern keeper, surveyor and legislator during the winter of 2011-12.
Martin’s Station in the spring of 2012.
Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American Westis scheduled for completion and premier broadcast on KET in the summer of 2012.
With this documentary coming to completion, about the park, please call the park office at 276-445-3065.