And that's bringing more much-needed dollars to the community of Cornettsville and many surrounding areas - it's bringing knowledge to our kids, recreational time used for something besides getting high and an all-around good time.
It's true most of the more than 3,000 people were from Perry and Letcher counties, but many were from out of state and several traveled long distances they plan to retrace next year.
The life-size play reenacts the battle over local salt mines near the area formerly known as Brashearville and for its salt works, which started in 1837. The area only became known as Cornettsville when the railroad came in 1912.
The committee in charge of the events are considering an idea for a village recreation to be called Brashearville.
That too can only bring in more tourists and would also be money well invested.
And hopefully it would be money returned twofold with the added tourists to the annual event and also to the area at other times throughout the year.
This is a good idea and with help from local citizens an idea that can become reality.
Our area of eastern Kentucky is renowned for its natural beauty, especially during the fall season when the leaves turn and colors spring from the hills.
Local tourist committees are looking for examples to get money from an otherwise
money less tourist venture. Many committees and individuals involved say campers to tourists places like Lilly Cornett Woods, Buckhorn Lake and the Pine Mountain Trial linear state park doesn't bring tourist dollars.
Well, the battle also has mostly campers and one-day tourists. It also doesn't charge to watch the reenactment.
But when 3,000 people come to an out-of-the-way town, money changes hands and only good things can come when one of our local communities gain much-needed dollars from its natural beauty.
And set an example for others to follow.
Continue to march fellow soldiers.