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Forum staff reports, Published August 22 2012

Whitestone Hill site to host anniversary events

KULM, N.D. – A series of free public programs commemorating key anniversaries at the Whitestone Hill State Historic Site near here will be held Sunday and Aug. 29.

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Larsen Brothers, Paul and Lowell, will play classical western music and gospel tunes with guitarist John Lardenois.

Walt Bailey will provide a talk about the incidents leading up to the 1863 Whitestone Hill event during intermission. Bailey currently serves as executive director of the Bismarck Historical Society.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free. A picnic meal will be served after the concert for $10 per person, with children ages 6 and younger admitted free.

The 12th annual Education Day is set for Aug 29, marking the 149th anniversary of the encounter at Whitestone Hill. Visitors will be able to visit several stations from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

For more information, call (701) 328-2666, email histsoc@nd.gov or log on to www.history.nd.gov.