Sunday, April 05, 2009

Canvastown's Mining History

Kevin is shooting a musket that John brought to Canvastown so he could show us what they used in the wars before the miners came.
John took us down to the river next to the camp to show us how to gold pan so we knew how to do it for the group activities and find gold. He also told us about where gold was usually found.

He showed us how to fire his musket. John put some gunpowder in the muzzle and then fired it. A heap of smoke came out.


Kieran's blog (beta) said...

did the musket have a bullet in it

Moturoa said...

John did show us three bullets but it didn't have a bullet in it when he was showing us. That wouldn't have been very safe just in case the musket got pointed in the wrong place.

Allanah K