17990Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Ft. George opinions
- Jun 7, 2003Thanks for your thoughts on the grass issue. We are certainly aware of the
bug aspect and will review what we are doing. There is also a fire hazard
in July. By the end of Saturday, thought, the troops had pretty much
trampled the grass down. Perhaps something less tall, but not quite golf
course like. Are there any other opinions? --Dave Webb At 04:31 AM
06/06/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi David and other event planners
> Tall grass vs short grass; here is my opinion SHORT grass I wrote
>before how long grass takes away from the devestation of the death
>and injured of the battles because from the sidelines after a soldier
>falls down we can't see them laying there.
>However on a health note since we have West Nile in Ontario and we
>are having a very wet spring as well as other health worries tourists
>and the specators are staying home and staying out of areas that
>would put them at risk of getting what ever the news says is ailing
>us that day! so standing in a field of long grass that could have
>either Ticks( which I heard this year is a bad year for them also)or
>mosquitoes will only bring floundering attendence numbers down even
>I as a dedicated spectator prefer grass that is short with the
>present mosquito problem......Last year we had West Nile but now we
>hear about it all the time.
>I am not a whimp I spent the last three weekends camping with Cubs in
>tents in the rain ,.I am concerned about the low attendence of the
>historical museums in the Niagara Area .
>A FARB fashion show would be alot of fun as well as activities for
>kids between the battles.Making Candy cartridges always goes over
>PS spectators don't really notice that the cut grass is not athentic
>and it is also less attractive for mosquitos.Back then there was
>swamp fever from mosquitos i don't think any spector would want it to
>be that athentic!
>--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, David Webb <alderweb@v...> wrote:
>. Anyone who has
> > ideas, suggestions, comments, should feel free to let me know what
> > would like to see changed. So far the suggestions include:
> > --Raw food/rations in lieu of lunches/breakfast. How do people feel
> > --Tall grass vs short grass for battlefield. How about something
> > between? Locations of battles?
> > --Sutlers to relocate outside the fort to a shaded area? This was
> > suggested last year, and I am certainly open to this, but we will
> > map out a suitable location. Security might be a bit of a concern.
> > --Access to our kitchen: This can and has been done in the past,
> > safety and liability reasons I have to have a staff person there
> > --Blacksmith Shop: Same as the kitchen.
> > --This winter there was a discussion regarding more
> > activities and involvement at events. We have used the Officer's
> > hall and the shaded front fenced areas as demonstration/display
> > the past, and could easily schedule some additional activities
> > battles. How about a fashion show not just with soldiers? A
> > contest where the public would have to spot the inaccuracies/modern
> > intrusions? Any people/groups that want to pursue something should
> > touch.
> > --David Webb (905) 468-6612 or David.Webb@p...
>The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
>square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS
>of square miles...
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