Daingerfield State Park hosts Frontier Days

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DAINGERFIELD – Daingerfield State Park was abuzz with activity during the Mother’s Day weekend, as visitors flocked to the park on May 11 and 12 for Frontier Days.

Activities began on May 11 as re-enactors set up camp in the meadow and offered school groups demonstrations and talks on the frontier way of life. These demonstrations included weaving, thread making, cooking, trapping and more. Students also had the opportunity to listen to a member of the United States Army who served as the commanding officer for the Buffalo Soldiers, which was the first paid military group made up of African American men. These regiments helped settled Texas and the West and helped fight against the Native Americans in those areas. According to Park Superintendent Steven Killian, the park had planned to have two more Buffalo Soldiers re-enactors in attendance, but they had been unable to attend due to health.

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