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Mooretown, Georges Lake Fall Festival set

September 26, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

BERGHOLZ - The Mooretown Civil War Memorial Restoration Committee will be hosting a Mooretown and Georges Lake Fall Festival beginning at noon on Oct. 7.

A ceremony will be held at the Mooretown Civil War Memorial, which was built in 1871 by Robert and Martha George.

According to Virginia Glenn, a member of the Mooretown Restoration Committee, the Georges lost their son, Thomas, in the Battle of Perrysville, Ky., on Oct. 8, 1862. The Georges had a quarry near the site of the monument.

Activities will continue at Georges Lake from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. featuring presentations from the Yellow Creek Watershed, Mooretown Civil War Memorial Restoration Committee, oil and gas drilling companies, Underground Railroad Museum. Civil War re-enactors, local history, Edison Local Board of Education and political candidates.

The monument and lake are located about four miles east of Bergholz on county Road 53.

Curt and Virginia Glenn will host a tour of Yellow Creek from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 6. The tour will depart from Marshall's Restaurant in Bergholz.

Using R.W. "Doc" Schillings book, "Tales and Stories of Yellow Creek," the Glenns will travel to several historical locations along Yellow Creek.

Groups can travel with the Glenns as their guide or a map can be obtained. Reservations are recommended by calling (740) 768-2365. There is limited van seating for those who wish not to drive.

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