1,800 spend July 4 at Rock Ledge Ranch
More than 1,800 people came to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site for July 4 this year.
According to ranch manager Andy Morris, this marked one of the better crowds for the annual event, which features a range of patriotic and family activities and games in the setting of an 1880s-era working ranch.
Among the highlights were speeches by impersonators of historical figures William Palmer, Abraham Lincoln and Katharine Lee Bates. New this year was a talk about Civil War medicine by retired surgeon Bob Mallin, who had a set of actual Civil War surgical tools on display.
“We heard a lot of compliments, that people had a good time,” Morris said. “It means a lot that the people in the community come out.”
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