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Lincoln's Festival on Route 66; Civil War reenactment & more

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

If you're in Bloomington this weekend you might notice tents, horses, and folks dressed in 1860's apparel.

It's all just a part of "Lincoln's Festival on Route 66," an event to bring history to life.

Ted Henry portrays Colonel Dudly Wickerson -- the leader of the Illinois 10th Calvary.

It's a group of civil war reenactment.

When dressed up, they're wearing wool uniforms like those worn a hundred and fifty years ago.

They say, the hard work is well worth it.

The reenactment are actually staying in these Civil War era tents on the Ames Library lawn, all to bring the 1860s to life.

They'll also have their Calvary horses with them as part of the event.

Also a part of the event, spectators can attend concerts, check out a car and bicycle show, take horse/carriage rides, check out a variety of living history events, and of course, meet Abe Lincoln.

The event runs through Sunday, July 16th.

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