Fort Tejon 4th of July

  • Flags are waving and our pride is high. Please join us on the Fourth of July!At Fort Tejon State Historic Park — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. [photo by Curtis Neil]

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    Flags are waving and our pride is high. Please join us on the Fourth of July!At Fort Tejon State Historic Park — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. [photo by Curtis Neil]

  • Egg toss game [photo by Curtis Neil]

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    Egg toss game [photo by Curtis Neil]

By Karina Mooradian
Fort Tejon Historical Association

We hold these truths to be self-evident…that all friends and family are invited to our Fort Tejon State Historic Park Fourth of July celebration. So, pack your picnic baskets and coolers and come celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way as it was celebrated in 1856.

We will conduct a 31 cannon salute honoring each state in the union in 1856. We’ll follow that with a series of games people played at 4th of July celebrations in 1856, such as tug-o-war, sack races, three-legged races, an egg toss and a pie eating contest.

We recommend you bring a picnic lunch as the park has no concessions.

Fort Tejon is off the I-5 at the Fort Tejon exit. Tickets: 18 and older, $7; ages 7-17, $3; 6 and under, free; Families (parents and children under 18), $18; Scouts and leaders in uniform, $2; (other family members, individual fees).

This is part of the June 28, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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