About eight-hundred southwest Iowa students will enter a time warp today. Students from 14 school districts are participating in “Mason/Dixon EducationDay at a park in Creston. Throughout the day, students will rotate through23 demonstrations and hear from Civil War reinactors about what life in Iowawas like during the War Between the States.Union County tourism coordinator Kathy Parmenter says 26 reinactors will beon hand. Students participate in hands-on demonstrations, including an infantry drilland dances which were popular during the period.Friday’s education day kicks off a three-day Mason/Dixon Days celebration inCreston. On Saturday, famous Civil War battles will be reinacted. There’sto be a ladied “high tea,” a dance and moonlight tours of the campsites.
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