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Fort Atkinson Living History Weekend

As a private and an infantryman from the 1820’s in the U.S. Army, I had the privilege of marching with men from Fort Atkinson’s Rifle Company and even pulling guard duty at the building of the Indian Agent this evening. It’s living history weekend at the fort! Click here for the details of the event: http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2013/04/living-history-scheduled-4-5-fort-atkinson-shp/ Hope to see you there!

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Summit, Fort Atkinson Featured on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Two gems in the Nebraska State Park system will be featured on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Jason Grof, Park Superintendent I at Summit Lake State Recreation Area near Tekamah and at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun will be filling us on what’s new and exciting at both areas. A couple items that we will be discussing — Summit Lake’s new Bob Eckdahl RV campground and Fort Atkinson’s ever-expanding living history programs. The Great Outdoor …

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Living History Scheduled for May 4-5 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on May 4-5. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will demonstrate period trades, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, and crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Members of the American Mountain Men group will have an encampment on the grounds, portraying the fur trappers who helped settle the region. There will be a presentation at …

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