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

      
In a blatant (but fun) anachronism, "Abe Lincoln" (played by Mike Houston) poses for a photo shot by a "Revolutionary War soldier" during the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site's Family 4th in 2016.
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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.
       Admission is $8 for adults, with discounts for seniors, teens, younger children and active military.
       The ranch parking lot is off Gateway Road just west of 30th Street. Additional attractions at the 230-acre, city-owned working ranch will be 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 attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic lunches and lawn chairs.
       For more information, including a schedule of events, call the ranch at 578-6777.

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(Posted 7/3/17; Outdoors: Rock Ledge Ranch)

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