Program to focus on Revolutionary War hero

Travis Bowman will present a program on Revolutionary War hero Peter Francisco at the monthly meeting of the Mecklenburg Historical Association Docent Committee next week.

Bowman is a sixth-generation descendant of Francisco, who was hailed as the Hercules of the Revolution or the Giant Virginian due to his height and heroic acts. Bowman is the same height as his famous ancestor, at 6-foot-6, and enjoys performing dramatic interpretations with a 6-foot-long sword similar to the one George Washington had forged for Francisco.

The program is Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian church, 101 Sugar Creek Road West. The event is free to attend.

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