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Evening Update


April 29, 2009

Encounter the past

PENDLETON — While some people are content to leave their love affair with time travel at the movie theater, others are gearing up to live in a bygone era this weekend at Falls Park in Pendleton.

This weekend, history lovers will walk back in time to the “Encounter at the Falls,” a camp setting featuring reenactments of the pre-1840 and the Civil War eras.

A similar event, on a much smaller scale, occurred last year when residents who travel to such events around the state invited members of their reenactment groups to Falls Park due to the historical significance of the area.

“We go all over the state of Indiana and Ohio, but we like the Pendleton park particularly because of the history that’s there,” said Gary Riddle, 55, pre-1840s reenactor and booshway (organizer) of the camps for the event.

“It’s centrally located for everyone around us to come to and I get to see the people I know as they come through,” he said.

With the backing of the Pendleton Historical Museum, Spring Trails, Pendleton Community Public Library, Pendleton Falls Park and Saint John’s Health System, the event stretching from May 1-3 is much larger in scope than last year’s.

“We dress in the clothes and we live like they used to live,” said Sharon Riddle, 60, Gary’s wife and co-booshway.

“We live in the tents and cook over the open fire and there’s no electricity. We use candles and lanterns. We do archery and throw tomahawks. Some of the guys get into gun fights just for fun. We enjoy talking with the public, educating the public as to what we are doing. It’s just a fun time for us,” she said.

The park will be divided into three sections: a modern-day area, a place for traders and sulters (retail people of the time that sold wares from mobile campsites), and the regimen of soldiers.

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