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A Weekend at Port Gamble

Posted by greenlakenick on June 22, 2009

This weekend the boys from the 4th joined roughly 300+ other reenactors at the annual Port Gamble event. According to authorities in the know, the 4th had one of its largest turnouts in recent memory — twenty plus soldiers plus several civilians. Still short of our goal of thirty, but we’re getting there.

No doubt I’ll be updating this entry more in the days ahead. For now I’ve got a link to some pics taken by my wife and brother in law on Saturday; a link to Steven Johnson’s pics, most of which were taken on Sunday; and a link to the excellent photos taken by the folks at Freedom Mobile Photography.

1st Sgt. Tom Allen leading the troops into battle.

1st Sgt. Tom Allen leading the troops into battle.

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Birthday Boy Moskowitz Leads 4th Contingency to Fort Semcoe

Posted by greenlakenick on June 6, 2009

Bugler Bernie Moskowitz celebrated his 71st birthday today by leading a small group from the 4th over to the Fort Semcoe Veterans Day Re-enactment outside of Yakima. (Pics.) The event was small but fun for all. Of particular significance (to me, anyway) — the discovery of town ball, the period-correct precursor to modern day baseball. We played for a good two hours between battles. I think I’ve officially discovered a solid way to pass the ‘tween-battle times.

Bernie Moskowitz joined Bernie Bateman and host Bruce Frazier in beating back the rebs.

Bernie Moskowitz joined Bernie Bateman and host Bruce Frazier in beating back the rebs.

Also of particular significance — the discovery (again, for me anyway) of Miner’s, a Yakima burger joint. Some dude on UrbanSpoon.com called it “Yakima’s burger.” I’d go a step further and put it in the running for “Washington’s burger,” right up there with The Pumphouse‘s burger in Bellevue.

This place rocks.

This place rocks.

Anyway, I digress. Fun trip, good folks, see you at Port Gamble.

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The 4th Hits Spokane

Posted by greenlakenick on June 4, 2009

Two weekends ago the folks from the 4th travelled to Spokane to participate in a decent-sized re-enactment. I wasn’t there and I haven’t had much luck in getting any details on the event to blog on it. I did learn, however, that Eddie Pole of Freedom Mobile Photography was there — and apparently as per usual, snapped some wicked good pics.

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Doing the 160th Fort Steilacoom Celebration

Posted by greenlakenick on May 10, 2009

This weekend the 4th U.S. put on an event celebrating the 160th anniversary of Fort Steilacoom. Fun times were had by all. The crowds were solid, the re-enactments fun and frequent. Props to Gene and Shelly Knight for putting the whole thing together. John Strand (as usual) also went the extra mile.

What hasn’t worked out so well has been my effort to obtain pics for this entry. So for now, please check out the write-ups we received in the News Tribune and The Olympian. We also got some TV time on KING-5 News.

Actually this pic was taken last year, but I'm not having much luck getting new ones.

Actually this pic was taken last year, but I'm not having much luck getting new ones.

UPDATE: Pics received after all.

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Historic Fort Steilacoom Celebration

Posted by greenlakenick on February 23, 2009

Two weeks ago I blogged in these pages about our upcoming Historic Fort Steilacoom 160th Anniversary Celebration. Now we have a poster for it:

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