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April 27, 2001
Re-enactors at Fort Frederick travel back in time By TARA REILLY Joshua Wismer pulls Brigid and Erin McMenamin across the grass Thursday at Markey Fair at Fort Frederick. They came from Bucks County, Pa. Re-enactors from across the country set up tents as the four-day event got under way. Men in breeches and stockings and women in ankle-length wool skirts line up at a small tavern waiting for gobblers knob turkey stew and Aunt Toot's Garrison Holler Vegetable Soup.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . 2. 'The Rivalry' begins Friday "The Rivalry," a play about the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
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.
by TARA REILLY | December 14, 2005
BIG POOL Supporters of Fort Frederick State Park are trying to raise $1 million for the historic fort's 250th anniversary campaign that will include a weekend celebration and the reconstruction of a facility used as officers quarters during the French and Indian War. Campaign counsel David Kuder, campaign committee member Ralph Young and other members of Friends of Fort Frederick Inc. asked the Washington County...
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.
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.
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