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Archive for Monday, September 19, 2005

Lecompton events to revisit Civil War history

September 19, 2005

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Two events this week in Lecompton will revisit the history of the Civil War and fur trapping in eastern Kansas.

Matt Stith, of Arkansas University, will give a talk, "At the Heart of Total War: Guerrilla, Civilians and Terror in Jasper County, Mo., 1861-1865," at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Territorial Capital, Lane Museum in Lecompton.

The Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Kansas, the Lecompton Historical Society and Constitution Hall are sponsoring the event.

Re-enactors will imitate fur trappers and other pioneer activities at the second Bald Eagle Rendezvous Friday through Sunday at Bald Eagle River Park, East Second Street in Lecompton. Event hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The First Santa Fe Trail Plainsmen, the Lecompton Historical Society and Constitution Hall are sponsoring the event.

For more information on both, call 887-6520.

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