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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Home Town Spirit on 9/11

By Cheryl Dowell, Fort Lancaster site staff

On 9/11 Fort Lancaster State Historic Site was honored to be represented during the Iraan/Sheffield Homecoming parade. The local Pecos River 4-H club decorated a float in support of our troops. Dozens of students who worked on this project have their freedom due to the brave men and women that have chosen to serve this great country.
The students made posters depicting Fort Lancaster and some of their 4-H projects. These students learned about community service throughout the year as they worked on different 4-H projects.
This year a group of young students will be working on a living history project for Fort Lancaster. The staff at Fort Lancaster is very excited to have students interested in learning about early Texas history. They will then have the opportunity to share their knowledge with others. Our hope is that this project will instill a sense of appreciation and ownership of our rich Texas history that the students will take into adulthood.
**Fort Lancaster is located near Sheffield in the Texas Pecos Trail Region.

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