Friday, August 31, 2018

North Carolina Rifle

Photos from the Robert Weil Archive.

Nathan Miles McKenzie

Nate McKenzie died Monday, August 27th, 2018 unexpectedly at his home.

Nate has been an artisan of long rifles, powder horns, and other eighteenth century gear ever since he built his first long rifle at the age of 22.  He is a life member of the NRA and  a member of the CLA.  He has regularly attended seminars at Dixons Gun Makers Fair in Kempton, Pennsylvania since its inception.  His work was also well received at the Eighteenth Century Artisans Show in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  He was published in "American Tradition:  The Journal of the Contemporary Longrifle Associations" - Volume 10, No. 2, Summer 2018.  Nate also did Revolutionary War, Civil War, and WWII living history programs for historical societies and other organizations.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Dodson Cemetery at Southdale.

Eternal rest grant unto Nate, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Copy from the McMichael Funeral Home in Benton PA here.

New and Aspiring Artist of the CLA - 2018

Paul Fennewald sponsored a table for new and aspiring artist of the CLA. Below are photos of the display along with contact information for these artist. There is also a blogspot which has photos of each persons work along with a bio and contact information. This site can be found here.

Chris Crosby

Angela Jones McMullen

Angela with her floorcloth

Virgil "Chad" Henle
Phone: 502-836-1552

Nick Bachtel
Phone: 330 907 5293

Carson Lucena

Lawrence Fiorillo

Nate Moore
Phone: 419-565-2831

Patrick Thevenow
Phone: 812-599-1291

Chris Crosby

Bill Mills
Phone: 570 754-4130 or 570 640-5354

Sharek Gadd

Photographed at the 2018 CLA Show by Jan Riser.