King’s Bridge Landing on Banister-Preliminary Design Meeting

February 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
The Prizery
700 Bruce St
South Boston, VA 24592

Design consultant John Crank will be arriving next Friday 02-12-16 at 2:00 pm to visit the Crossing of the Dan exhibit in the Prizery in South Boston (

Several members of the Halifax County Historical Society plan to attend.

During this preliminary design workshop you can re-iterate the limits of the panel display area and the best practices on content and graphics per NPS guidelines. In addition to whatever is shared at the meeting, at its conclusion, the local stakeholders will then have time to collect other specific information for a narrative outline, identify images supporting the storyline and fortify primary research materials.

I’ve extended an invitation to local historians who are valuable and supportive resources on the Southern Campaign-Greene’s troop movements, along with members of the VA Canals & Navigations Society and Dan River Basin Association to contribute on the history of the Banister.

As a refresher on the scope, please see the highlight from my 08-31-15 email to Dr. William E. Trout, author of the Dan River Atlas:

It is my intention to have the designer, John Crank, work with members of the Halifax County Historical Society, DRBA, Upper Reach and hopefully the VACNS, for the display content on the north and south sides of the kiosk. One panel will focus on an abbreviated natural history and human development-exploration/transportation use (native American fish weirs, Byrd’s Dividing Line, batteau navigation, mills & bridges, etc.) of the Banister. The second panel would be dedicated to Nathanael Greene’s Race to the Dan, illustrating his troop movements and resupply efforts at Camp Halifax Courthouse north of the Banister prior to his engaging the British at Guilford Courthouse as a critical chapter in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Some of the partners’ weblinks can be found below:

Again, I appreciate your patience and I think it is beneficial to re-engage with you as the consultant this way and to allow the group(s) willing to work on this time to delve into the research with a renewed focus.




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