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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 08/27/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

NHTIC Brings Military History to Life with Kearny's Frontier Regulars:
Re-enactment Depicts Frontier Army and Cavalry on Campaign

Smell the gun smoke and experience frontier military life with Kearny’s Frontier Regulars. The military re-enactment will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC).

Bruce Berst in period clothing.
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During the event, cavalry and infantry re-enactors will perform drills and discuss the hardship and rigors of frontier military life on the campaign trail. The program, free and open to the public, will be held between 4 and 8 p.m.

The event includes tents for officers and infantrymen, cavalrymen and horses, and a restored 1866 military escort wagon. The wagon was originally used at Fort Fetterman, a remote army fort that helped protect emigrants on the Bozeman Trail.

For more information about summer evening programs, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 09-02-2009