History on display at Pony Express Festival

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29
Aug
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History on display at Pony Express Festival

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For 20 years Jim Anders, of Haddam, has been working the Telegraph Office at the annual Pony Express Festival.

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A steady line of visitors waited for a free ride in a wagon around part of the Hollenberg Station grounds during the Festival on Sunday.

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A group of kids watched as this woman demonstrated how to card alpaca fiber ahead of making it into yarn.

Photos by CYNTHIA SCHEER / WCN

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Kids got a chance to help wash gourds at one of the demonstration areas. The gourds are used in a variety of decorative projects. Other tents at the festival showcased rope making and basket weaving while festival goers could also try their hand at ax throwing, watch a play, tour the Hollenberg Station, eat some pie, listen to music and get an up close look at other ways of life from the mid-1800s.

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Several people inside the Hollenberg Station demonstrated daily life from long ago.

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