Battle of Blue Licks re-enactment set this month

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MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. (AP) - A weekend re-enactment this month will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks in northern Kentucky.

The Revolutionary War battle re-enactment is set for Aug. 16-17 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Admission is free.

The park will celebrate the reopening of Pioneer Museum, which will offer free admission for the weekend.

The re-enactment commemorates the 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River. The outnumbered pioneers were defeated by British soldiers and Native Americans. The 70 pioneers who died included Boone's youngest son, Israel.

The weekend will feature pioneer camps, entertainment, historical programs and two battle re-enactments at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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