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Gallery: Buffalo Soldiers and Vintage Baseball

In celebration of African American Heritage Month, Fort Verde State Historic Park held the annual Gathering of the Buffalo Soldiers on Saturday, February 15. Re-enactors honored the legacy of the all-black regiments that once served at Fort Verde. The Buffalo Soldier Riders of America Motorcycle Club, among others, offered history presentations to the visitors at Fort Verde. On display were 1870's military equipment and uniforms as well as period correct military encampments. Dutch oven cooking has become a tradition at the event, feeding hungry visitors and participants alike with recipes from the period. Vintage Baseball was once again on the agenda as the Bisbee Bees took on the Glendale Gophers in a game that helped bring the past back to life.