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Frontier Days will offer a glimpse of the past

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Last year, we ran a story about my experiences at Frontier Days last year.  Quite a few folks told me that they hated that they missed the event.  Well, now you don’t have any excuses.

For what it’s worth, Frontier Days is what is known as a living history event about life during the fur trade.  Out west, that typically means the early 19th Century.  In our neck of the woods?  Well, most folks portray someone from the colonial period.

In the past, the crowds have been sparse, and that’s a shame.  The reason is, there’s some really cool stuff to check out.  There are tomahawk throwing competition, black powder shooting, the skinning of a deer with a stone age tools, and a whole host of awesome activities going on.

Last years event was a blast, and the weather looks to be ideal.  I’ll be out there all weekend long, so feel free to stop by and say hi.  Yep, I’ll be in the same lean to I described last year.  Why?  Because I had a blast with it last year, and this year  my son will be joining in.  Yeah, he’s a sucker too.

The question I have for you is which would you rather do?  Watch worthless stuff on television, or else check out a bit of history while your friends and neighbors dress up and show a glimpse of the past.  The event is going on today, tomorrow, and Sunday, so come on out a check it out.  There will still be plenty of time to catch the NFL playoffs afterward!

Tom Knighton is the Editor and Publisher of the Albany Journal.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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