Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fort Stevenson State Park - week 2 - Frontier Military Days

Frontier Military Days are held the fourth weekend in June from 1:00 to 4:00 at Fort Stevenson State Park hosted by the Fort Stevenson Foundation.  They were busy both days, even with the cold and windy weather on Saturday.

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There was a cannon firing at 1:00 and around 4:00 each day. They use the cannon that is at the Guardhouse. Around 3:30 they explained what they were doing, then shot it about 3 times. There is also a small cannon they use to shoot candy out of for the kids! 

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From 1-4 there were what was called encampment activities. There were ladies making food over fire, items for sale, candle maker, old rifles, music, hatchet throwing and black powder guns to shoot. In a large tent a lady showed us how to make butter and there were different games for people to play.


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On Saturday a gentleman did a portrayal of buffalo hunter Yellowstone Vic Smith and on Sunday Captain Grant Marsh. http://followusinourtravels.blogspot.com/  http://followusinourtravels.blogspot.com/ 

There were free ice cream floats on Saturday and free pie and ice cream on Saturday (so good!), along with a pie baking contest on Sunday.

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Sally, the Interpreter, had a program Friday evening to make whirly-gigs and Saturday morning there were toys at the Guardhouse that were the “old-time” toys. Saturday night was a game of FORTS (with prizes of course).

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We added a new job this week. On Mondays we empty the mosquito trap and send the occupants to a State office to identify them.

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And, of course, the scenery.
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