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Preview of Fort Atkinson Living History on WOWT 6 News

Join me this week on my WOWT 6 News outdoors/park segment (The Weekly Outdoor Report) when we preview the exciting living history weekend (May 3rd and 4th) at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska!

Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the U.S. Army’s 1820′s military uniforms for my various presentations about the fort! I always appreciate that John, and it’s more fun than fun should be allowed!

Here I am drilling with the living history soldiers.


Here I am on serious guard duty at the fort.


Don’t miss my outdoors/park segment which airs on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast with Ross Jernstrom or Greg Ortiz.

If you’re unable to view the live version of the segment, video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast here. It can also be accessed on Digital Channel 6.2, Cox Cable Channel 120 or through a mobile app. Additionally, WOWT 6 runs The Weekly Outdoor Report on Saturdays later in the station’s hour-long 8 a.m. CST newscast. The WOWT 6 Sports Machine crew and I thank you for watching!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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