For 3 Days Only You Can See Re-enactors Fight on Battlefield
Would you like to see how the soldiers in the Civil War of 1860s had to deal with the acrid smoke, the loud cannon fire, the heat, and the bugs? Head on over to Calico Ghost Town north of Barstow off Interstate 15 at Ghost Town Road.
This annual salute, Saturday Feb. 14 through Monday Feb. 16, lets visitors feel the booming blasts of the cannons. It’s like you are there! Watch regiments march across the High Desert battlefield. Listen to President Abraham Lincoln give his address to the brave soldiers.
Go to http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/1/CivilWar2015.pdf for the events and schedules.
This is an event for the whole family — with candle making, ceramics, rope braiding, lots of great food, and shops to wander through. Take your camera and capture the sights and sounds of your children when they meet cowboys leaving the saloon, their spurs clinking on the boardwalk, riding on the silver town’s railroad. Live dramas and fun children’s craft activities are also planned to entertain.
Too many things to list here but there are detailed schedules to download in PDF format.
All weekend activities:
Face Painting–Hanks Hotel
Make your own candle – at
The Candle Shop
Make your own medallion – at
The Pottery Shop
Blacksmith Demonstrations – at The Smelter Building
Rope Making—Next to The Smelter Building
Civil War craft activity for kids — at Town Hall
Hope you get a chance to visit this colorful reenactment panorama.
Adults are $10.00; Youths age 6-15 are $6.00; Young Children age 5 & under are free.