Plans for the replica of Fort Curtis are moving along with the hiring of Stephen McBride, a noted Lexington, Ky. archaeologist, Cathy Cunningham announced Tuesday.

 

Plans for the replica of Fort Curtis are moving along with the hiring of Stephen McBride, a noted Lexington, Ky. archaeologist, Cathy Cunningham announced Tuesday.
  “He (McBride) will get us in a position to accept bids on the Fort Curtis construction project,” Cunningham said. “Doctor McBride has been involved in the Fort Edwards project.”
    McBride was instrumental in the unearthing of Joseph Edwards's home site and fort in West Virginia. The fort was occupied by then-Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War.
Fort Curtis, an earthen fortification, will be built on the site of the former Jefferson School on Columbia St., Cunningham said.
Cunningham met Tuesday at the Court Park across from the Phillips County Courthouse with other members of the Civil War Implementation Subcommittee. The panel is part of the Tourism Goal Team of the Delta Bridge Project.
 Other members included Katie Harrington, Delta Cultural Center director; Jack Myers, the DCC program coordinator; Chris Allen, Entergy’s district customer service director, and Susan Carter from Phillips Community College.
  “We talked about the location of wayside markers and placement of a non-working cannon,” Cunningham said. She is also chairman of the Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission that will meet June 10 at Helena City Hall.