Jim Thorpe Winterfest
  On February 13-14 seventeen hardy members of the 69th Pa "Irish Volunteers" faced the
 
 cold and snow and journeyed to Jim Thorpe,Pa for the annual Winterfest. They took
 
  a  collection of wooden rifles to train tourist children in the ways of the Civil War soldier.
Sharing the park with an ice sculptor they
greeted visitors to the winter event.
Our regiment drills in the park. Corporal
Ernsberger takes the men through their paces.
Next door a rock & roll concert. Inside a calliope of snoring
The Maunk Chuck firehouse
where we slept on Saturday night.
The Carbon County jail where the "Molly
McGuires" were held and hung.
The warmth inside was refuge from the winter winds
The Railroad station / Visitor Bureau was
the center of 69th activity
The Maunk Chuck Railroad Station
white table clothes and crystal glasses were a change from eating around the campfire.
Our hosts treated us to fine dining and
tickets "Fleetwood Mac" concert.
The "Molly McGuires" historic marker
beside the old Carbon County jail.
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