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Great Western Expo at Ft. Lincoln

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In honor of North Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood, hundreds of people are at Ft. Abraham Lincoln to learn about the military history of our state.

It's the 1st annual Great Western Exposition at Ft. Lincoln State park.

There were events for all ages including an artillery demonstration, a community picnic, and a chance to walk through the house of General George Armstrong Custer.

Thirty historical re-enactors including the General and his family are there to talk about what life was like living at Fort Lincoln.

Organizers say this event gives people a rare chance to really understand what life was like in the 1800's.

"Well in this day and age we are always moving so quickly and we have got our tech right in our hands and it's a different lifestyle so it's great to get out here and visit with the re-enactors, kinda see what life was like, was a little simpler back then. To have these living historians on site is also great, you can talk to the General and learn all about his life when he was out here in Ft. Abraham Lincoln," Matt Schanandore, event coordinator said.

The man portraying General Custer is Steve Alexander who has been living life as the historical figure for almost thirty years.

In 2000, U.S. Congress made him the foremost living historian of General Custer in the Nation.

Alexander has appeared in 40 films and travels all across the world doing his re-enactments all to honor those who have made this country what it is today.

"You know throughout the history of this country, people have made sacrifices and we need to remember those sacrifices that even people today make in order that we would be a free country. And sometimes we take those sacrifices for granted and I only hope that we remember our past and recognize those things that built us to be the best country in the world," Steve Alexander, Foremost Custer Living Historian, said.

The event runs through tomorrow and will feature more artillery demonstrations as well as an Old Style Photography demonstration.

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