The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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July 3, 2013

Civil War Campfires slated for Pipestem

PIPESTEM — Two Civil War Campfires are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park in July, featuring tales and songs of the time. The program will be presented by Luke Stevens, a senior at Concord University in nearby Athens.

Stevens, who worked at the park in 2012 as a seasonal naturalist, developed the Civil War Campfire program to commemorate all who fought in the war, specifically those from the present day southern region of West Virginia.

“I impersonate a young CSA infantryman and use the songs and stories of the war to lead guests through a coming-of-age journey of emotions,” Stevens said. His favorite tunes for the program include “Dixie,” “Goober Peas,” “Just Before the Battle,”  “Mother” and “Tenting on the Old Campground.”

Stevens is scheduled for two Civil War Campfires at Pipestem — July 5 and July 12 — as part of the Mountain State’s 150th anniversary activities. The campfire is open to the public at no charge and begins at 7 p.m. at the park campground. The program is interactive and relaxed, welcoming all ages.

“Whether you call yourself a ‘Northerner’ or a ‘Southerner,’ you will be welcomed to our fireside with a smile and an outstretched hand,” Stevens said.

For information about Pipestem Resort State Park, visit or call 304-466-1800.

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