The Great War

!00 years since our start of WW1. The living history guys were in fine form and had the coolest gear for their display.

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And for some real history, here is my great grandfather Cpl Berne Norton around 1917-1919. He served with the 1st Marine Expedition Force under General “Black Jack” Pershing.

BERNE NORTON BEFORE WWI

BERNE NORTON USMC 1919

CPL. BERNE NORTON AFTER WWI

Honest Abe

Granted he looked the part and but he was a bit short for the part. I really does not matter, the crowd loved him! And Mary Todd look fab too.🙂

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And now for a bit of fun, how many historical mistakes are in this and what are they besides the obvious that it was taken in 2016 in downtown Knoxville.😉

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A Bit of History

Last Saturday was history day in downtown Knoxville and I was there to soak it all in…. and take tons of pics.
Today is part one of civil war pics as portrayed by the 97th New York, the 97th fought in the western theatre of the civil war with general Grants forces and ended up garrisoning Knoxville Tennessee towards the end of the war. This group does and outstanding job of recreating the look and feel of the troops of that time, and the drummer and fife players were excellent too.🙂

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