The struggle by European nations to control the Mississippi River Valley and its resources is the theme of a popular special event featuring authentic military re-enactors that will be held this Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford. The sixth annual “Flags over the Mississippi: Struggle for an Empire” will feature re-enactors representing European and American military units and Native Americans between the time periods of 1750 and 1812.
Brad Winn, site manager of Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, says there will be several groups portraying the military units of the period.
Winn says one of the hits of the weekend is a cannon firing ceremony between 6:00 and 7:00 Saturday night. He says the first timer will enjoy the show displayed by the 18th century firepower. Each day's public events begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.