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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Young Texans Learn Local History at Old Stories, New Voices Summer Camp

By Cody Mobley, Fort McKavett State Historic Site

Fort McKavett’s parade ground was once again host to the Old Stories, New Voices summer camp. This was the 7th installment of the camp, held at Fort McKavett in conjunction with the Texas State Historical Association.

This year, we had campers ranging from 4th to 6th grade from Houston and Menard. The campers were divided into three “companies” and spent the week on-site learning about local history. The campers helped with flag raising and lowering each day.

They learned about Native American tribes, Buffalo Soldiers, Tejanos, and Fort McKavett history.

They even learned some period drill!

Everyone had a good time during the camp and we hope to see some of them again next year.

Fort McKavett is located west of Menard on FM 864 in the Texas Forts Trail Region.

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