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Old tools on display in Elizabeth

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Nicki Fallos of Dubuque and Amy Zimmerman of Mount Carroll demonstrate 1830s hearth cooking at the Apple River Fort in Elizabeth. The next living history event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Photo by Janice Myele.

ELIZABETH – Tourists will learn about everyday tools of the 1830s Sunday.

A living history event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Apple River Fort State Historic Site, 311 E. Myrtle St.

Interpreters in historic clothing will demonstrate musket ball making, paper marbling, steel-nib pen and ink writing, hearth cooking, wool spinning, and rag doll making. There will be a game called “What Was That?”

The site, a recreation of the fort attacked by Chief Black Hawk and his Sauk and Fox warriors in 1832, is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Admission is free. 

Go to www.appleriverfort.org or call 815-858-2028 for more information.

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