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By Kerry Klatt

An opportunity to experience the past

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WASIOJA, MN (FOX 47) -- Instead of celebrating something somewhat futuristic, some folks went back in time this weekend.

The historic town of Wasioja celebrated its first ever Civil War Days.

Here the young and old make history come alive.

Saturday morning, mock Civil War soldiers performed special drill routines for the public, and sang period songs.

One performer says it's a great way to celebrate history.

"This was a neat opportunity to come together, and we learned the music. We learned the fife and guys picked up the drums, and we sewed all our own uniforms," says Samuel Henderson

Sunday around noon, members of the company will reenact a ceremonial march through the town.

Festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m.

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