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Buffalo Soldiers Provide Living History

Presentations are set for Valentine's Day at Fort Verde State Historic Park.

Join the Buffalo Soldiers, as they provide living history presentations at Fort Verde State Historic Park on Saturday, Feb.14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your special someone or all of your loved ones to Fort Verde State Historic Park and learn about history with the Buffalo Soldiers. There will also be flag raising and lowering ceremonies, and presentations about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.

Dressed In Period Replica Uniforms

At Fort Verde, the Buffalo Soldiers will be dressed in period replica uniforms and equipment issued by the US Army during the 1870s Indian War period. The first Buffalo Soldiers troop serving at Fort Verde was Troop I, 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers. It was organized in 1866 and came to Fort Verde in 1885, following a distinguished record of military service during the Indian Wars of the Western frontier.

Regiment Formed In 1866

Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the US 10th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army, formed on Sept. 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.

For more information about the activities at Fort Verde State Historic Park call (928) 567-3275. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located in downtown Camp Verde, Arizona. Take I-17, Turn Right onto Hwy 260 (east), Turn left onto Finnie Flat Road, which becomes Main St, Turn left onto Holloman St. to 125 E. Holloman St. The main entrance is two blocks on the right side.

The Park Entrance Fee is $5 per person for children and adults aged 14 and older. Youths aged 7 to 13 years of age are charged $2 per person. There is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. Learn more about our Veteran Discount Program at AZStateParks.com.


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