The third annual Horse and Mule event was held at the Heritage Park of North Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25.
The event, billed "all things horses and mules," also included other working farm animals.
It was an opportunity to see horses and mules at work and play. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with and watch the teamsters work.
In addition, there was fieldwork, plowing and disking to watch each afternoon.
The horses used ground power sweeps to perform corn shelling, corn grinding, oat threshing, sorghum pressing as well as use an operational hay press.
There were coach and wagon rides around the park grounds.
It was an opportunity to view the displays pf vintage and modern equipment of animal-powered equipment. Other items included a house moved by horse or mule power and an original circus wagon pulled by two teams of horses or mules.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in demonstrations within period camps. Civil War displays and drills were held each day with an historical battle each afternoon.
There was period entertainment each day, with a Civil War period Barn Dance on Saturday evening. A Sunday morning church service with Cowboys for Christ was held.
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A blacksmith's assistant puts the final touches on a piece for a customer.
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Cannon Fire from the confederate state soldiers.
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Cannon fire signals the beginning of a Civil War battle.
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Civil War reenactment created attention getting firepower.
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Civil War surgeon extracts a bullet from a wounded soldiers arm.
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Even Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, visited Heritage Park, posing for a photo.
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Fiddle, violin.....no matter how you see it, it was music to the ears of visitors.
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Multiple cannons fired at the opposition during the event at Heritage Park.
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Musicians dressed the part and back it up with a very talented chorus.
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Musicians treated visitors to many tunes with acoustic accompaniment.
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Prince and Bo Flick crushing whole corn.
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Prince and Bo Flick extracting sorghum juice from the raw stalk.
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Prince, Owned by Bo and Alex Flick.
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Reloading of the cannon during Saturday's Civil War battle reenactment.
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Tess and Mr. Carol Carson.
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Tess, owned by Carol Carson, turns horse power into pioneer engineered bales.
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The day's battle is over and those who survived gather around the medical tent.
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The process begins as they press the sorghum stalks in hopes of boiling the juice to create syrup.
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Thrashing the New Belle City.
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Union solider fire upon the Confederate Camp at Heritage Park.
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Union Solider marches in to the Confederate Camp.
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Visitors to Heritage Park witnessed what it would be like on a working farm.
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Volunteers stuff hay and thread bale twin in to a pioneer baler.