Primitive Bow Workshop at Obed Visitor Center on May 14

Visitors learning about how to construct the primitive bow

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News Release Date: May 1, 2015

Contact: Chance Hall, 423-346-6294

Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294

In celebration of the National Park Service's upcoming centennial, the Obed Wild and Scenic River, in partnership with bowyer Travis Gosnell, will host another primitive bow workshop on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Obed Visitor Center.  The program will begin at 5 p.m. (ET) and will conclude by 7 p.m. Travis Gosnell built his first bow as a child and has always enjoyed a good challenge. He says, "At times, it (bow building) is a kind of therapy from the rat race of life."  Travis has his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Tennessee Technological University and has worked a variety of jobs before becoming a teacher at Wartburg Middle School. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Native American archeology, and World War II history. Travis is now excited about the opportunity to pass on his passion for primitive weaponry to others.

The workshop is wheelchair accessible. Visitors will have the opportunity to help in the process of building a primitive bow and ask Travis questions about other primitive weapons. For more information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.

Last updated: May 2, 2015

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