6 Main Living History Areas At Comanche County Pow-Wow September 26-27

1. Oncor will be presenting the crowd-favorite Sahawe Indian Dancers. The Sahawe Dancers are a unique performing group from Uvalde, Texas. For more than sixty years the Sahawe program has been an exciting combination of Scouting, lore, leadership development and performance. They are a major highlight of the Pow-Wow every year. Their performance is the product of hundreds of hours of planning, preparation, craftwork, and rehearsal, as the youth learn valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork, dedication and cooperation.

POW WOW DANCERS

2. Goodson Insurance will be presenting Comanche’s own David Woolam and his chuckwagon display. David will be in his vintage cowboy clothes, showing off his unique pioneer heritage and taking pictures with the children. Alongside David will be the Lone Star Lead and Lace Reenactors returning from last year.

3. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, located towards the north part of the park, is a voluntary association of male descendants of those who served the Confederate States of America in the Confederate Army or Navy. They are the folks that explode the canons! They also have lovely ladies in pioneer dress and stories to share.

4. Another favorite from Pow-Wows past is the Texas Camel Corps. The Texas Camel Corps was established to educate the public about the historic use of camels in America in the 19th century. At the heart of it all, though, is education. Whether it’s the perpetuation of the unique role camels played in settling Western America, utilizing the camels as a classroom for environmental/social studies or trekking over the very ground explored during the US Army Camel Experiment of the 1850’s, the driving goal of Texas Camel Corps is to share our camels in one of a kind settings that the public will enjoy and remember.

Camels

5. The Fort Griffin Living Historians are a new addition this year to the Pow-Wow. The past will come to life at the Pow-Wow on September 26 and 27, as living historians from all over gather to portray life at the fort and nearby Wild West town as it was in the 1800s. There will be exciting demonstrations, education, and authentic frontier history. Activities and interpretations MAY include: 1870s military interpretations with artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstration, blacksmithing, gun fights, children’s games from the 1800s, flint napping, leather making and frontier living.

6. The Comanche County Pow-Wow will also feature live music on the TexasBank Main Stage and the Volunteer Fire Department on the Clark Tractor Stage. The Logan’s Gap Wind Children’s Area will feature knockerballs, Planet Agriculture, the Texas Park and Wildlife, carnival, dunking booth and crafts. And don’t miss the Central Texas Farm Credit Barnie McBee North Central Texas Regional State Championship BBQ Cook. -Christine Perkins

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Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to 6 Main Living History Areas At Comanche County Pow-Wow September 26-27

  1. Dorothy Grayson says:

    This is the first year Cross Timbers Archaeology Society, registered with the Texas Historical Commission, will have a booth at the Pow Wow. It is currently comprised of members from Comanche, Erath and Hamilton counties. Anyone interested in learning how to uncover and preserve Texas prehistory and history is welcome to visit and/or join the society. No previous archaeology experience is required. Proper archaeological excavation, laboratory and research techniques will be taught.

    Please note, as members, all artifacts excavated are documented, researched as to date and utility, and returned to property owner/s.

    If anyone thinks he/she/they have an archaeological site on their property, certain members can come out and decide if such is valid or needs further investigation – no charge to land owner/s – ever. If viable site, and with permission of land owner, excavation and report are free – and all artifacts are returned to land owner. Land owners are welcome to participate in excavation.

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