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Reenactors, patriotic music in annual July 4 event at Rock Ledge Ranch

Capt. Wendell Smith (right) leads a contingent from his 2nd Connecticut Regiment of Militia (a Revolutionary War reenactment group) as part of the ceremony for the annual Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Family 4th on July 4, 2017.
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June 25, 2018
       Historical reenactors, a Revolutionary War encampment, old-time children's activities, Indian dancers and patriotic music by the Fountain Creek Brass Band will be among the attractions Tuesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site hosts its annual Family 4th.
       Also scheduled are readings of the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg address.
       The parking lot for the city-owned, 1880s-style working ranch is off Gateway Road just west of 30th Street.
       Admission is $8 for adults, with discounts for seniors, teens, younger children and active military. Attendees can also visit the ranch's its "living history" locations, including the American Indian area, Galloway Homestead, Rock Ledge House, the Orchard House and blacksmith shop.
       Concessions are available on site, but people can bring in their own food.
       For more information, including a schedule of events, call the ranch at 578-6777.

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