BIG POOL - The French and Indian War will be revisited at Fort Frederick State Park this weekend.
The park is hosting a French and Indian War muster on Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrators will portray French and British soldiers, as well as civilian settlers and American Indians, park historian Steve Robertson said.
The event, a somewhat annual tradition for about three decades, typically draws 100 participants and between 1,000 to 2,000 spectators, Robertson said.
A quick history lesson: Fort Frederick exists because of the French and Indian War (1754-63), a turf war between the French and British - with American Indians picking sides. In 1756, the state built the stone fort to protect British settlers in the "western frontier" (now Western Maryland) from French- and Indian-led raids, Robertson said.