Kerry Altenbernd, on-site tour coordinator for the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, gives a tour of the battlefield as John Brown during the 153rd anniversary celebration of the battle on Saturday, May 30, 2009, near Baldwin City.
Thom Weik, Lawrence, looks at a window of the Robert Hall Pearson house towards the Black Jack Battlefield during the Black Jack Battle 153rd anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 30, 2009, near Baldwin City. A $163,000 project to restore this 121-year-old pioneer home is the big winner in the first round of grants through Douglas County’s natural and cultural heritage grant program.
A mirror on a bedside table in a tent reflects Kurt Hollingshead, Edgerton, and his son, Wyatt, 9, during the 153rd Black Jack Battle anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2009. The Hollingsheads, who are part of the Santa Fe Desparados, were at the event showing how a family of the Black Jack Battle era would have travelled.
Nicole Hollingshead, Edgerton, replaces the top of a cast-iron pot while cooking chili during the Black Jack Battle anniversary Saturday at the Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin City.