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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2012
Visiting Fort Frederick State Park this weekend will be like taking a walk back in time. “Everything is all old-looking here,” said Williamsport resident Jerry Keplinger, 58. “It's quiet and relaxing.” Keplinger was among those who turned out Thursday for the first day of the 18th Century Market Fair. The 18th annual fair, which runs through Sunday, includes sutlers selling 18th-century materials, campers re-creating the period from 1730 to 1790, period music and more.
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NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | April 27, 2006
BIG POOL - Much like sutlers did in the 18th century, Neal Redmond sells handcrafted wares for a living. In his case, the wares are wearable. Redmond and his wife, Margie, make 18th-century-style military and civilian clothing, such as waistcoats, knee britches, long pants, shirts, sleep waistcoats, coats, hats and ladies clothing. They will be among more than 130 artisans, craftspeople and vendors at Fort Frederick's 12th annual 18th Century Market Fair today through Sunday.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2006
BIG POOL - It's a recent Thursday evening, a night I would usually be home eating a hot meal and watching the ballgame. Instead there is no TV, no radio, no hot meal and no cushioned chair. There is a hard wood bench made from a split log and a dark wooden table in a room bookended by huge stone fireplaces. I know because I saw them not long before the sun set. With only two candles lit in two wooden lanterns with punched tin tops, I can only make out those things within a foot and a half of the candlelight now. The darkness amplifies every sound and movement in the shadows.
NEWS
By KAREN HANNA | October 30, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Motorists should be on the lookout for deer as the weather turns cold and the animals' thoughts turn to mating, officials said. "They have one thing on the mind, and it is not oncoming traffic," Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Daniel Faith said Sunday. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, about 1.5 million crashes involving deer occur every year. About 155 people die in those accidents. Last year, deer were involved in 2,341 crashes in Pennsylvania that killed nine people.
NEWS
September 29, 1998
County to take part in reading program The Washington County Family Center will participate in the governor's "Reading Across Maryland" initiative on Sept. 30 at Washington County Family Center, 920 W. Washington St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Carroll Springer, assistant director for Adult, Child and Family Services at Washington County Department of Social Services, will be there at 12:30 p.m. to read to participants and their children age 3 and younger. Each participant will receive a free book for his or her child.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | July 10, 1999
BIG POOL - Keith Taylor of Pittsburgh "lucked out" Saturday: He just happened to come by Fort Frederick State Park on its Military Field Days weekend and received an up-close look at history in action. He was returning from visiting Harpers Ferry and Antietam Battlefield. When he opted to stop at Fort Frederick too he expected to see just another fort and battlefield, he said. Instead, he came across about 180 re-enactors. And he said he learned the fort was used for three different wars: the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. "It is pretty neat.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | March 25, 1999
Fort Frederick State Park is buying 24 acres of neighboring land to prevent its future development. "It's going to benefit the park in perpetuity," said Park Manager Ralph Young. The purchase eliminates the potential for commercial and residential development beside the park, he said. The triangular parcel may also have historical significance. At the time of the fort's construction in 1756, a wagoner described in his journal a village of 18 buildings, according to Young.
NEWS
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | April 26, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Frank Davis wasn't wearing any pants, and Leon Salisbury wore a wolf's-head hat, but it was the few people in so-called normal clothes who seemed out of place at Fort Frederick State Park on Thursday. Davis and Salisbury were among the hundreds of people in "period" dress at the park for the first day of the Eighth annual Market Fair and Rifle Frolic, which runs through Sunday. Instead of pants, Davis was wearing leather leggings and a cloth called a breech clout, which he described as Indian-style clothing from the 1750s.
NEWS
July 5, 2010
BIG POOL -- Historical Entertainment LLC of Cascade, in cooperation with Rob Child & Associates, will film a PBS show titled "The Wereth Massacre" July 10 to 13 at Fort Frederick State Park near Big Pool. The film retraces the steps that 11 black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, according to a news release from Historical Entertainment. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium, was the last journey of their lives, as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2011
1. Conservation on film American Conservation Film Festival runs Thursday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 6. Festival features films on conservation, including "The Polar Explorer," pictured. Three venues in Shepherdstown, W.Va. $40 full festival pass; $10, individual block tickets. For a list of films, go to www.conservationfilm .org. Call 304-876-7373 or email info@conservationfilm.org . 2. 'The Rivalry' begins Friday "The Rivalry," a play about the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
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