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Historic Events Commemorated

The events and periods that are commemorated by the play If the Creek Don't Rise are listed in the following table.

In addition, we have added a page that describes the specific history of our region and family that has found its way into the script. Again, the people, the play, and materials from the play may be available to educational, community theatre, or other organizations interested in commemorating regional history. Please contact us for more information.



1806-1833

Founding of the National Road (Song: National Road)

1830s

Clearing of the wilderness (Song: You Can Change This Land)

1850s

Underground railroad (Song: Small Kindnesses)

1860s

Civil War (Song: A Motherís Eyes)

1870s-1890s

Westward expansion (song: Weíll Know It When We See It)

1900s

Wright Brothersí early attempts (Song: What Are They Thinking?)

1913

Dayton flood. (Songs: If the Creek Donít Rise and Fish in the Corn)

1910ís

WWI

1920s

National Highway System

1930s

Great Depression (Song: Long and Open Highway)

1940s

WWII (Song: Kyrie).

1950s

Postwar prosperity (Weíll Know It When We See It reprise).

1960s

Political, domestic turmoil of the Viet Nam era. (Song: Who Taught You How/Invisible Son)



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