Message #6: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'z Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Battle of Picacho Peak - Civil War Re-Enactments Date: Sat, 30 Dec 95 12:16:00 MST Encoding: 104 TEXT ARIZONA STATE PARKS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: ELLEN BILBREY, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AT (602)542-1996 or Scott Grubb at 542-7125. At Picacho Peak Manager Tamara Westberg is available for questions (520-466-3183.) CALENDAR ITEM FOR l996 Civil War in the Southwest March 9 & 10, 1996; Picacho Peak State Park Cost: $3 per vehicle ll:00am-4:00pm Location: South of Phoenix, Arizona on Interstate10 (exit 219). Arizona State Parks sponsors many re-enactments of history throughout its 27 park system. This event will be a re-enactment of three different Civil War battles which were in Arizona and the lifestyles of the soldiers in the desert during the 1860s. Re-enactors will encamp at Picacho Peak State Park and the activities will be enthusiastically portrayed by professional re-enactors from around the country on both days of this event. Spectators are welcome to tour the recreated military camps which will include demonstrations such as laundering, candle making, sewing, cooking and the fashions of the era. The Battle of Picacho Pass, Battle of Valverde, and Battle of Glorieta Pass will be scheduled throughout the weekend. This is a family oriented event and will have handicap access. For more information call Arizona State Parks at (602)542-4174. Or go to http://www.pr.state.az.us/parksites.html and click on Picacho Peak.