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
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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.