Datebook: July 19 – Iroquois sign the Nanfan Treaty 310 years ago
On July 19, 1701, Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy signed the Nanfan Treaty, which ceded a large territory north of the Ohio River to England. The agreement gave John Nanfan, the acting colonial governor of New York, on behalf of the The Crown, control over a vast territory of beaver hunting grounds located in New France. The French did not recognize this as a valid treaty, though much of this land eventually became modern-day Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.
It’s Tuesday, July 19
Pennyrile Area Development District hosts a Drinking Water and Wastewater System Energy Efficiency Workshop Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Energy Services Coalition provides the workshop and lunch free in the large board room at the office at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville. Pre- Register at 270-886-9484.
Murray Calloway County Hospital’s epilepsy support group meets Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Dr. Jimmy Couch’s office, Suite 301 East in the Medical Arts Building. This is a special meeting time for the free and open to all group that usually meets second Thursdays monthly. Learn how to manage the illness and promote healing.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers an Ice Cream Social at the Homeplace tomorrow at 1 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m. Laser Country’s the lights and music show in the Golden Pond Planetarium, followed at 8:30. by Laser Retro. See more at lbl.org.
Thursday at noon hear WKMS News’ new special feature: The Civil War in the Western Rivers. Listen here or online at wkms.org.
Written by Matt Markgraf
July 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm