Thursday, April 17, 2008
Civil War Driving Trail Coming to Cane Hill Battlefield
I received some fantastic news this week from Alan Thompson at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. In addition to his duties at the park, Alan also serves as the President of the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail.
He tells me that a project has begun to create a driving tour of the Cane Hill Battlefield in Washington County. It will be a 9 mile long auto tour with interpretive signs and a guide booklet.
Funds for the first of the interpretive panels have been made available by the Humanities Council. It will be located at the historic cemetery in Cane Hill. The design for the first panel is finished and it looks just great.
When the driving trail is complete, the panels will dot the battlefield from Cane Hill College all the way down to Cove Creek Road, pointing out key points associated with the Battle of Cane Hill.
If you aren't familiar with this important engagement that was fought just days before the Battle of Prairie Grove, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ARCaneHill.html.