The Cane Hill driving- tour project is gaining steam. The first interpretive panel should be ready to pick up in July and the grant writing is underway for the second panel. Since the last update we have also learned that Dale Cox, author of the new book “The Battle of Massard Prairie” is donating half the profits, about $5 of each book, sold to the project. I’d like to express my gratitude to Mr. Cox for his gracious donations. We will have a marker dedication at a date to be announced.

The second annual Festival of Arkansas Civil War Heritage Reunion held at Pea Ridge was another success. More than 800 people attended to view the various lectures, living history activities, private collections displays and meet Andy Thomas, the artist who recently completed 10 new oil paintings for the park. Everybody should make plans to attend the event next year.

The next meeting of the NWACWHT will be at noon on July 18 in Yellville. The parks director for the city has contacted us about putting up markers denoting campsites and skirmishes in the area.