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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
This week Throwback Thursday revisits Old Washington Historic State Park, Arkansas, site of many reenactments and living history events in the 1990's and 2000's. Washington is located in the southwest corner of the state near modern-day Hope and on the 1800's road to Texas that passed through the site that became the twin cities of Texarkana, Ark.-Tex. In this photo from 2010 Bradley Garnett and I are standing beside the 1870's courthouse that replaced the one from a decade or more earlier that also served from 1863-65 as the capital of the Confederate State of Arkansas, and which is still standing nearby. Old Washington is a wonderful place to visit, with several historic homes in addition to the courthouses and a period church and picturesque cemetery. This annual event usually occurred in the Fall, Oct.-Nov. and featured a small reenactment every other year.
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from reenactments, living history, or other events or vacation or other travel they would like to share with us is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!