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Fort Hays- 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Beecher Island

Presented By: Fort Hays State Historic Site
Dates: September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Fort Hays State Historic Site
Address: 1472 Hwy 183 Alt, Hays, KS 67601-9212
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: free
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Saturday Morning: 10:00 DK Clark speaking on the Battle of Beecher Island 11:00 Jim Gray speaking on the Forsyth Scouts 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 Signing of the Forsyth Scouts 2:00 Mark Berry presenting as Sharp Grover 2:30 John Monnett speaking on the Native American Perspective 3:30 Zerf the Singing Cowboy 4:30 Dr. Moers/Dick Parr and Forsyth Scouts, General Sheridan? 5:30 – 7:00 Chuck Wagon Feed with the string band Black Wolf as entertainment Saturday Night: 7:00 – 10:00 Military and Citizens' Hop featuring Black Wolf Sunday Morning: Begins at 10:00 a.m. Reading of the Governor’s Proclamation DK Clark speaking on the significance of the battle and its place in history Roll Call of the Forsyth Scouts with a brief bio of each scout (reenactor or descendant will stand for each of the scouts) Zerf the Singing Cowboy Brief commemorative message Cannon Salute Bugle Call/Boots and Saddles Forsyth Scouts mount up and ride out of the fort on the way to Fort Wallace There will be a short break between each presentation on Saturday

Fort Hays State Historic Site

(785) 625-6812 1472 Hwy 183 Alt, Hays Map it
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Established in 1867 to protect the construction workers who were building the Union Pacific Railroad. The original... Learn more