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NEWS
April 19, 2005
BIG POOL- The Maryland Park Service and the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park will host the 11th annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park on April 21-24. Admission is $4 per person; children 12 and under are free. Times for the Market Fair are: · Thursday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Sunday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors to Fort Frederick State Park will meet more than 150 artisans, craftspeople and vendors who sell reproductions of 18th century items, including furniture, clothing, guns, powder horns and hunting bags.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | December 16, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - A piece of Fort Frederick State Park history, a building constructed and used by the Civilian Conservation Corps, was moved a quarter of a mile southwest to the fort property on Wednesday. Park Historian Steve Robertson said he has heard conflicting accounts about how the CCC used the building. As with other buildings erected by the CCC at the fort between 1934 and 1936, it was made of tar paper and wood, and was considered temporary, Robertson said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 24, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - The smell of animal skin, burning pipe tobacco and possibly bare feet normally may have turned away more than a few customers, but Ernie Marvin had a steady flow of prospective buyers Friday morning. Marvin was selling animal pelts of all shapes, sizes and cuts at the 10th annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park. Underneath a tent and with nothing between his feet and the bare earth but a few blades of grass, Marvin puffed a pipe as he explained what brought him to the event from Michigan.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | April 22, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Two Tri-State area forts will open their gates to traders, trappers, soldiers and civilians during 18th-century market fair celebrations today through Sunday. Historically, the market fair was a few-day-long gathering to trade, buy and sell crafts, furs, produce, clothing, fabric and other supplies needed for the year to come. Participants also showcased their frontier and shooting skills, swapped tales of adventure and shared news from the Colonies, according to information from the Great North American Rendezvous Web site at www.gnarendezvous.
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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.
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BY KATE COLEMAN | April 25, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - Fort Frederick has Friends. Yes, that's "Friends" with a capital F. The mission of the independent, nonprofit group, one of the oldest of such organizations in Maryland, is to enhance and support state parks. The Friends of Fort Frederick also have friends - the Patuxents, the 40-member group sponsoring the eighth annual Market Fair and Rifle Frolic at the state park this weekend. Although there will be some black powder shooting and target practice, the weekend is not a battle re-enactment.
NEWS
April 27, 2001
Re-enactors at Fort Frederick travel back in time By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com 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.
NEWS
August 6, 2000
Taking a field trip to Fort Frederick State Park By KERRI SACCHET / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Editor's Note : We asked our student interns this summer to take a look at Washington County attractions with a tourist's eyes. Through their reports, we hope you might rediscover attractions in our own back yard. This is the fifth in a series. BIG POOL - Rich, green pine trees dot the sides of the road that lead to a quaint fort with four, 120-foot-long walls.
NEWS
December 3, 1999
BIG POOL - Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County will be closed for regular public use Tuesday and Wednesday while a biological managed deer hunt is conducted on park property. The purpose of the hunt is to help control the overpopulated deer herd at Fort Frederick. By closing the two days during the hunt, the staff will be able to utilize additional areas for the managed hunt and maintain safety. Under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources managed deer hunt program, hunters who were previously selected by a drawing, are placed at predetermined shooting zones by DNR rangers and park personnel.
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