Corydon Doin’s

  Like that ‘Doin’s’ in the title?  I’m tryin’ to learn to speak ‘Indianer’.  Shades of Herb Shriner (look him up), or James Whitcomb Riley, “The Hoosier Poet” ( I promise you’ll love “When the Frost is on the Punkin” )    http://www.bartleby.com/104/10.html

   Anyway, it’s going to be BIG THINGS going on in the Corydon area the next few days!  The main event will be the re-enactment of Morgan’s Raid, July 1863.  Volunteer re-enactors will stage a cavalry raid on downtown Corydon, and there will be all sorts of things to see out at the Hayswood Nature Reserve, just south of town.  They’re going to have a demonstration of the Gatling Gun (I bet one of those things would be handy, in case you’re over-run with rabbits or squirrels or whatever).

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The Battle of Corydon was the only Civil War Battle fought on Indiana soil and occurred on July 9,1863 when 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard attempted to delay General John Hunt Morgan’s 2,400 Confederate soldiers that day, in hopes that Union reinforcements would arrive and stop Morgan’s march through southern Indiana.

(taken from the website http://www.corydonbattlepark.com/battle.html )

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   And, next weekend will be a Fourth of July holiday parade, and also it’s Cockadoodle Days, with tractor pulling at the Harrison County Fairgrounds  (not sure about this pic – is that a July turkey??)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=336220443884&ref=nf   Cockadoodle Days festival features free entertainment, children’s activities, a mega yard sale, merchant booths, food booths, the YMCA chicken dinner and the Old Capitol Power Pull which features some of the nation’s top tractors and trucks. The festival is free and takes place at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.

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   The excitement is building!!  Now, don’t you wish YOU lived in the Corydon Indiana area??  🙂

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