Saturday, July 13 – Williamsport, MD

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) Civil War Photo Booth By the campfire It's a busy weekend in Williamsport.  In addition to the reenactments of a Civil War battle and the Retreat from Gettysburg, the Maryland State Little League Championships for ages 10-11 are going on.  Therefore, Bryon Memorial Park was a busy place this morning.   The reenactment of The Wagoner’s Fight of July 6, 1863, was held this morning at 11 a.m.  I chose not to attend the battle, but instead went to Springfield Farm & Museum, where encampments were set up.     Knitter Hard Tack and Grapes Cream colored tents dotted the fields around the barn, with many flying either the U.S. flag or the Confederate flag.  Because many of the men had gone off to battle (courtesy of a school bus that kept shuttling visitors to and from the battle area), the camps were under the watchful eye of the women.  Wearing period costumes, some were knitting, some were setting out food, and even some were talking on cell phones.  What??  Cell phones??  It is hard to get unplugged nowadays, even at reenactments.   Drumming Practice Kerosene Lamp I walked around the farm area, taking primarily detail shots, and then took off to explore the rest of the park.  The little league opening ceremonies had just ended, and groups of boys came to check out the Civil War rifles; others headed for the Sheetz store for a cold drink and a sandwich.   The park has a band pavilion, a pool, a playground, and the ball field, all abutting Springfield Farm.  The farm features an old restored barn, which can be rented out for events like weddings.   Ballplayers Tomorrow's events include some ball games and the five mile march of reenactors, from the Cushwa Basin to Falling Waters.  Thankfully, buses will return the marchers back to Williamsport.   There's plenty to do in Williamsport this weekend.  You may want to go and check it out! Save the date!  Monday, September 2, will be the last day of my year long photo walk project, and I'm planning a big celebration walk with anyone who wants to join me!  September 2 is also Labor Day, so many of you will have the day off.  The walk will be in downtown Frederick, around 9 a.m., followed by a brunch.  More details will be posted on my blog as they get confirmed.  But mark your calendars, grab your cameras, put on your walking shoes, and join me for my final Daily Photo Walk.  Let's jam the streets of Frederick with photo walkers!   Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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