Goings on

T IS WITH great pleasure that I report that Red River's Militia Muster and Blanket Trade Day rapidly approaches. I have gathered my items together to sell and am anxious to see how they do.

I AM ALSO pleased to report that the esteemed Fort Loudoun has done a good deal of work at their site, with fantastic results. Better navigation, more information, better layout and a better overall feel for the 18th century period they represent. Well done gentlemen!

They have also posted the following about this coming weekend:

Fort Loudoun will come back to life over the weekend of March 28th and 29th as the 2009. The Fort Loudoun staff will be joined by volunteers who will recreate life at this mid 18th century military outpost.

Visitors will see and hear the red coated troops as they go about their drills, fire their muskets and cannons and protect the post. The blacksmith shop will ring with the sound of hammers striking the anvil as sparks fly from the forge. The ladies of the fortification will be taking in laundry for those who may need to have their shirts and stockings boiled. If anyone is under the weather, Dr. Maurice Anderson will be on hand to dispense pukings, bleedings and purgings as necessary.

Outside of the fort, there will be an encampment representing Tuskegee, one of the many Cherokee towns that stood over two hundred years ago.

This living history program will take place on Saturday March 28th from 10 AM until 5 PM and Sunday March 29th from 10 AM until 2 PM. Admission to the program is free.

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