[Becoming Alabama] Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend March 24th
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Subject: [Becoming Alabama] Annual Commemoration of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend March 14th
The 198th Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Saturday, 24 March 2012, 9 AM until 4 PM (CST)Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host the 198th Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe on Saturday, 24 March 2012. This annual event recreates frontier life in the year 1814 and emphasizes the importance of the battle in United States history through a variety of special demonstrations and interpretive programs. Saturday’s activities will provide park visitors with a better understanding of the combatants and the reasons why the battle took place.Experience the life of the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Visit traditional hunting camps and watch demonstrations of cultural skills such as hide tanning, flint knapping and finger weaving. Learn how to make Cherokee baskets and participate in an authentic Creek stomp dance.Experience the life of Andrew Jackson’s frontier army. Watch Tennessee militiamen and soldiers representing the 39th United States Infantry fire smoothbore cannon and flintlock muskets. Learn how soldiers cooked their meals and lived while on campaign.All demonstrations will be presented several times throughout the day and promise to be entertaining as well as educational.A refreshment stand will be available courtesy of the New Site Volunteer Fire Department.The 198th Anniversary Program is FREE to the public.For more information call Horseshoe Bend National Military Park at 256-234-7111 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/hobe. Horseshoe Bend NMP is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.SCHEDULE FOR THE 198th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HORSESHOE BEND
SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 20129:00 AM Living History Camps Open*10:00 AM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration10:30 AM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration11:00 AM Creek stomp Dance12:00 PM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration12:30 PM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration1:00 PM Creek Stomp Dance2:00 PM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration2:30 PM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration3:00 PM Creek Stomp Dance4:00 PM Living History Camps Close*Living history camps consist of Creek and Cherokee hunting camps as well as Tennessee Militia and United States Infantry camps. The hunting camps will feature traditional southeastern skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, cooking and basket weaving in ongoing demonstrations from 9AM until 4:00 PM.