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Independence on the Frontier set in Elizabethton

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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:45 am | Updated: 7:21 pm, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Step back in time 238 years to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life as it was on the 18th century frontier during a very tumultuous time.

In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world.

As a guest to Fort Watauga, you too can be part of the excitement as news of American Independence reaches the colonial frontier.

Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.

The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia, host living history organization at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, will be encamped in and around Fort Watauga giving visitors a glimpse of life in 1776.

A myriad of activities will unfold throughout the weekend, June 28-29, such as militia drill and training, artillery firing demonstrations, open hearth cooking, tomahawk throwing and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

For more information, call 423-543-5808 or visit www.sycamoreshoalstn.org.

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