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[PHOTOS] The Past Passed Here Historical Re-enactment

annual Chippewa Falls event offers a step into centuries past

photos by Andrea Paulseth |

The Past Passed Here took place in Chippewa Falls at Marshall Park, May 6-9. This award-winning special event – coordinated by the Chippewa County Historical Society – highlights the sights and sounds of early Chippewa County during the 1700s to the early 1900s. Many individual camps represent various aspects of the fur-trade era and include many hands-on activities. In the camps, visitors may find demonstrations on blacksmithing, cooking, antique muzzle-loading firearms, spinning, and brain tanning. Hands-on activities include a tomahawk toss, archery,  Cat and Mouse game, and two-man cross-cut sawing. Photos are from Sunday, May 9. 


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