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Fort Loudoun State Historic Area To Feature History Of The United States Army

Sunday, April 08, 2007 | 07:00pm

Vonore, Tenn. – Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the United States Army are partnering to present a special living history program on Saturday, April 14, 2007 called “The United States Army in Review.” The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the park. It will be held in conjunction with Fort Loudoun’s ongoing military living history program that features costumed interpreters depicting the French and Indian War.

In addition to the French and Indian War portrayals, there will be other costumed interpreters representing the history of the United State Army from the Colonial Era through the present day.

Some of the periods represented will include the American Revolution, the War of 1812, World War I and World War II. In addition, there will representatives of the current United States Army on hand to answer questions regarding the modern military.

Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event on April 14.

Fort Loudoun State Historic Area is a 1,200-acre site on the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principle towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of Sequoyah. Today the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA’s Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains and are located one mile off Highway 411 on Highway 360 in Vonore.

For more information about the park or the United State Army in Review program, contact the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area office at 423-884-6217 or visit the Web site at: http://www.tnstateparks.com/FortLoudoun/.

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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