Frontier Days

Well, Frontier Days here at Ft. Toulouse/Jackson park is done. We (as well as our son) donated our time to help out (and in turn got a week’s free camping). Val has been helping out in the office before the event, and plans to after the event, as well.

Frontier Days brings in a lot of re-enacters to the forts. It also happened to be the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. There was a British contingent, as well as the French at Fort Toulouse. Creek Indians made an appearance. The U.S. troops set up camp over at Fort Jackson.

We had a great time and got a lot of exercise. Malcolm and our son David primarily took care of parking duties. Val did whatever was needed around the office and outside at the information tables and even worked at the entry gate on Saturday. She’s getting around really well on her walking cast and can even ride her bike, which was the primary means of transportation during Frontier Days.

Here are a few pictures that Malcolm took. You can see more of them on his photography page on Facebook.

Weapon drills

Davy Crockett

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

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