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Blanco State Park Hosts Two Saturday Events
See Buffalo Soldiers, Stars in the Park
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013

Buffalo Soldiers at the Blanco State Park–A fun and educational outdoor experience for the entire family. This Heritage & Outreach program from Texas Parks & Wildlife is a lasting tribute to the Black soldiers who served in the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars campaign from 1866 to 1892, and emphasizes our shared western heritage of that historic time. The Native Americans had such great respect for the fighting abilities of these soldiers that they called them “Buffalo Soldiers,” because of the strength and courage they displayed in battle. The program runs from 10:00 through 4:00 and will be located at various sites throughout the park. The event is free with paid park entry. Entrance permits are $4 per person, children 12 and under are free. 830-833-4333.

Stars in the Park–5:30pm-9pm. The program begins with an overview of space using Stellarium, a real-time computer generated view of the heavens. After this sneak peek at what will be shining, you will step outside to amateur astronomers waiting to guide you through the night sky - each of their telescopes trained to a different planet, star, or galaxy. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Regular Park entrance fee of $4.00 applies to this event. 830-833-4333.

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