1860 at the Fulton County Fair

This year, Fulton County fairgoers were transported back to 1860 at our historic structures. The Canfield family had just moved out of their cabin, replaced with the John Butler family. Re-enactors from the National Society of Living Historians group helped play the part, and encouraged visitors to see our exhibit next April at the Fulton County Museum. Next door, our father and son blacksmiths were hard at work, just like Henry & Raphael Reighard were, over a century earlier. In the Swan Creek Township Building, Census results from 1860  and a map from 1858 accompanied a mock presidential election of 1860. We are proud to report that Abraham Lincoln won again 150 years later!

Donald and Ashley Wilhelm from nationalsocietyoflivinghistorians.com

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