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Fort Larned offers sights, sounds, smells of a Frontier Christmas

FORT LARNED — Visitors to Fort Larned National Historic Site on Dec. 8 were treated to a recreation of a Frontier Army Christmas.  
Staff and volunteers brought the fort to life with holiday scenes from the 1860s, using the historic setting to help visitors see how Christmas would have been celebrated on a frontier Army post by people far away from family, friends and “civilization”.
On officers’ row volunteers Gay and Lloyd Choitz portrayed an officer and his wife hosting a Christmas party in their quarters, complete with holiday decorations and foods.  
Sam Young, another volunteer represented a bachelor officer in ...

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