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.
|The Maunk Chuck firehouse
where we slept on Saturday night.
|The Carbon County jail where the "Molly
McGuires" were held and hung.
|The Railroad station / Visitor Bureau was
the center of 69th activity
|The Maunk Chuck Railroad Station
|Our hosts treated us to fine dining and
tickets "Fleetwood Mac" concert.
|The "Molly McGuires" historic marker
beside the old Carbon County jail.