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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 6, 1990, Kokomo, Indiana 14 Special Places Sept 6 1990 Drama tells story of battle Campfires crackled and grey floated skyward among the sleeping forces of William Henry Harrison The crisp November air whispered nothing of what would take place in the next few hours Over Indian warriors from different tribes had come together under Tecumseh a Shawnee chieftain Quietly they maneu vered into position and then for more than two hours the sides clashed in what would one day become known as the Battle of Tippecanoe This is their story The Battle of Tippecanoe Out door Drama with over 90 charac ter portrayals is not just the story of a battle It is the story of a con between men of different Festival celebrates Hoosier poets birth What could be more fun on a crisp autumn weekend than taking the family to a colorful festival featuring yet arts and craft displays and varied continuous entertainment The Riley Festival has all that and much more The event follows years of traditions in the celebra tion of the birthdate of the late James Whitcomb Riley The Hoosier Residents of Han cock County and the surrounding area join talent and resources each year to honor the memory of Greenfields noted native son Visitors will enjoy seeing and touring the poets boyhood home at 250 W Main Street The Riley Museum next door and the Old Log Jail in Riley Park Events are happening all three days of the Festival A few days before the Festival begins there is a Queen Contest to start the festivities Friday starts with the opening of the Street Booths and Flea Markets at 9 The Parade of Flowers is in the after noon when the school children place their flowers around the statue of Mr Riley on the court house lawn The Home Arts Show The Fine Arts Show and The Pho Contest are open all three days also There is a Poetry Contest to enter and the area schools compete in a Poster Con test Saturday starts with the Mayors Breakfast and all day long events take place The Old Swimmin Hole Parade starts at There is also a Car Show Antique Show Riley Run and Entertainment Sunday starts with Church Services and the Fiddlers Contest and Community Choir in the afternoon along with all the street booths and flea markets The Riley Games will also be on Sunday The Festival ends at 6 on Sunday backgrounds a conflict of cultures It is the story of one people trying to grow and prosper and another trying to preserve tradition and the past This is your chance to travel back in time nearly 180 years Hear the blasts of muskets firing the pounding of horses hooves the chanting songs of Indian braves Breathe deeply of the evening air filled with the sharp scent of gunpowder Enjoy the breeze of a Indiana night Outdoor drama is unlike any other stage production because it appeals to all of the senses as it transports the audience into the action Dont miss the Battle of Tippecanoe Outdoor Drama It promises to be an unforgettable evening for the entire family Located in West Lafayette Indiana A nice drive from Kokomo on Hwy 26 West UNIQUE SHOPPING YEAR ROUND Two Rivers Antique Mall 412 East Broadway Highway 24 Logansport Phone 2197352119 10 to 5 Sunday 12 Noon to 5 Open Year Around Except Legal Holidays Antiques Quality Collectibles OFF ANY PURCHASE OF OR MORE CHOOSE FROM THE FRESHEST FLOWERS CHOCOLATES LUSH GREEN PLANTS FINE GIFTS HAND CRAFTED JEWELRY OR 4634594 SAGAMORE PARKWAY Celebrations of We have the gifts for those special occasions The Country Girl 1185 Weil IN Royal Doulton and Brambly Hedge Beatrix Potter Figurines Quilts Lace Linens Cards Brass Prints and Fine Gifts Get Your Buns In Here PLACE FOR LUNCH Birthday Cakes Wedding Cakes Pies and Cookies r Cinnamon Rolls Catering all Events from Take out to full parties
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