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Heating up leftovers: Kevin Stewart of Warsaw portrays a Scottish merchant during the fifth annual Gathering at Five Medals at River Preserve County Park in New Paris on Saturday, Oct. 19. The gathering concludes Sunday, Oct. 20. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard) (Mark Shephard)

Karen Hainlen of Greentown spins a sheep’s wool hat as her huband, Mike, takes a nap during the fifth annual Gathering at Five Medals at River Preserve County Park in New Paris on Saturday, Oct. 19. The gathering concludes today. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard) (Mark Shephard)

Preparing his blunderbuss: Dave Blair of Muncie portrays a river pirate during the fifth annual Gathering at Five Medals at River Preserve County Park in New Paris on Saturday, Oct. 19. The gathering concludes Sunday, Oct. 20. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard) (Mark Shephard)

Stripping cattails to provide insulation for her shelter: Judy Judge of Kouts portrays a Potawotami squaw as Molly Tharp of Delphi, Arwyn Jacobs of Lafayette, and siblings Kaya and Tecumseh Dyer of Gaston play in the neighboring campsite during the fifth annual Gathering at Five Medals at River Preserve County Park in New Paris on Saturday, Oct. 19. The gathering concludes Sunday, Oct. 20. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard) (Mark Shephard)
Elkhart County history on display at Gathering at Five Medals
Posted on Oct. 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 19, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

About 100 historical interpreters featured their collective historical knowledge during the fifth annual Gathering at Five Medals at River Preserve County Park in New Paris on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The event featured several artillery demonstrations and a chance to see French settlers, woodlands American Indians, traders and soldiers from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The span of history depicted runs from the 1660s to 1815.