Courtesy: National Park Service
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in eastern Nebraska is preparing for another living-history weekend.
Re-enactors will portray life at an 1820s military post. There will be blacksmiths, laundresses, coopers, soldiers, butter makers and others.
The weekend will feature a discussion of the Monroe Doctrine and a presentation on "Coins of Fort Atkinson."
The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5.
Fort Atkinson was established in 1820, the first military post west of the Missouri River.
It sits seven blocks east of U.S. Highway 75 near the town of Fort Calhoun, north of Omaha.
A park entry permit is required and may be purchased at the park.