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Fort Hartsuff News

The Friends of Fort Harsuff have news on upcoming Memorial Weekend activities at the fort.  Thanks to Sally and Jim Domeier for sending this along!

The Fremont Pathfinders will be visiting the Fort on Saturday and Sunday of the upcoming Memorial Weekend, May 29th and 30th.

Photo taken by DiAnne Hughes of Ord shows Pathfinder Artillery Sergeant Phil Lutz firing a Gattling Gun during the 2009 Memorial Weekend at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park.

Bill Winburn of the Pathfinders said that the group will have a blacksmith on duty, a teamster driving the Fort’s Army Escort wagon and artillery soldiers firing a mortar and small canon to augment their living history program at the Fort during the holiday weekend.

Last year the Pathfinders brought canons to the park and gave firing demonstrations throughout the Memorial Weekend.  This year there is no set schedule during the holiday weekend, but visitors are encouraged to come and tour the park to get a sense of 1870’s military life.  The Fort is located between Ord and Burwell off Highway 11 near the town of Elyria. The buildings will be open for touring from 8:00 AM to sunset through the weekend.

The Pathfinders will be returning to Fort Hartsuff during Saturday and Sunday of the Burwell Rodeo, July 30th and 31st.

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