The Dead Horse Ranch event plans were just finalized. The City of Cottonwood approached the ACWC to organize a civil war event for their annual Verde DaysMessage 1 of 5 , Sep 5, 2006View SourceThe Dead Horse Ranch event plans were just finalized. The City
of Cottonwood approached the ACWC to organize a civil war event for
their annual "Verde Days" event. In fact, several leading citizens of
the city are purchasing uniforms to take part.
A few groups were asked in advance, to guarantee at least minimal
participation so the event could go forward.
Hope to see you there.
The following is the official announcement from the ACWC:
Attention All Good Citizens
Come join us for the Battle of Verde River !
The weekend of September 30th through October 1st,The Arizona Civil
War Council, in conjunction with the Dead Horse Ranch State Park will
be sponsoring two authentic battle reenactments per day.
Battles will be at 11:00 A.M, and 2:00 P.M. each day.
Hear the thunder, feel the heat of a pitched conflict of our brave men
in blue and gray, as they try to take and hold the road that protects
the only ford to cross the Verde River.
See the period camps, and talk with the soldiers. Browse our Sutler's
tent for hand made period items available for purchase.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-17 North to 260 Northwest. Turn left at 89A to
Cottonwood. You will then be on Main St. From Main, make a right on
10th St. This crosses the Verde River to the entrance of the Dead
Horse State Park. Further information can be obtained by calling the
park at 928-634-5283
Please remember there is a use fee for the park, so check in at the
Ranger Station. There is no fee to enjoy the reenactments.
If you are a participant, please check in with the Park Rangers, and
identify yourself as a reenactor.
--- In AZReenacting@yahoogroups.com, andrew@... wrote:
> On the lack of communication, I agree. Groups have a great forum
> AZ renacting Network to post dates and information about events. On the
> duel events at Dead Horse Ranch and Prescott Valley, there was
> about units selecting those locations. Each site acting
> groups that it know if they wanted to attend a long-standing event. No
> group said "well that group is going there, so we will ask to do anöther
> at the same time". I heard about the Dead Horse Ranch event indirectly
> after the Prescott Valley invited me. Neither could be considered a
> Civil War event, as it will be an addition to long established
> at both spots. For me, Prescott Valley is closer, if I lived closer to
> Cottonwood, I would be equally as invited by the hosts there. I
> to attend whatever event is closer, or is more interesting to them. It
> apprears that reenactors in AZ will complain that there are not
> in the state, and then complain when there are events. All I know
> all groups are welcome at both sites, that no units were secretly
> an event, that groups were invited by local agencies to participate, and
> yes, because of a lack of communication, events are scheduled for
> time. To grow this hobby, we AZ reenactors to show up at different
> not just the annual Picacho event.
> Andrew Garcia
> Company B, 1st NMVI