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Press Release

Celebrate the 6th Annual Alabama Outdoor Heritage Day

September 21, 2009

Celebrate the 6th Annual Alabama Outdoor Heritage Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wehle Land Conservation Center in Midway, Bullock County. The event is sponsored by the State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).
 
Get a feel for the day-to-day life of early settlers as you walk through log cabins with period furnishings. Fiddles and hammer dulcimers provide the background music while pioneer reenactors demonstrate finger weaving, powder horn making, flint and steel fire, clothes washing and leather work. Experience the real horse power of draft horses during a logging demonstration, and stop by the cane mill and drink some cane juice on your way to the blacksmith shop. Enjoy kettle corn and Bullock County’s finest barbeque during the quilting and homemade soap making demonstrations. Finish the day with a relaxing open-woods trail ride. Admission is free to all.
 
The Wehle Land Conservation Center features over six miles of horseback riding trails, three fishing ponds, boating, canoeing, and wildlife observation. The Wehle Land Conservation Center is open to the public the first and third Saturday of each month and is located approximately five miles southeast of Midway, Ala. on County Road 47. Take U.S. Hwy. 82 from either Montgomery or Eufaula to Midway and follow the “Nature Center” signs. For more information, call 1-800-LAND-ALA.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
 
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