A ‘Gold Rush’ was held at East Fork State Park

May 10th, 2006    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

East Fork State Park held its 20th Annual Gold Rush Days Campout on May 5, 6, and 7 to kick off the 2006 camping season.

Gathering at the Park Campground in Williamsburg, the public celebrated local history and participated in numerous fun activities such as primitive cooking, sundial reading, fire starting, knife and tomahawk throwing, black powder demonstrations, panning for gold, and scouting, tracking, and survival techniques.

There was also a free lunch, a cornbread cook-off, and old-fashioned bean soup for everyone.

According to John Gillespie, East Fork State Park

Students panning for gold at East Fork State Park are, from left, Mark Shinkle, Williamsburg; Robert Theaterman, New Richmond; Jason Millis, Westchester; Adrian Wallace, Mt. Orab, Ryan Millis; Westchester.
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