Monday, June 1, 2015

Civil War ReenactmentPo - THE END


Authentic bunkhouse on a local ranch, from the past. Moved to the village to preserve it. ... it is two story's because mosquitoes do not fly that high. They did not have glass windows, but shutters.

The Soldiers used this for their dressing room during the reenactment

1860 Portable Potty for the Officers
If you get bored, here is a link to Obscure Facts You Did not know about the Civil war......

Pot to boil sugar cane and make sugar and syrup and molasses

Antique inhaler, enlarge to read instructions

20 comments:

Jo said...

Wow Sandra, how interesting is this post. What a large pot to boil the sugar cane in. And what a smart looking commode/potty the soldiers had. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Linda said...

I have missed a few posts!!! It never pays to do that! I will be going back to catch up! Thank you so much for the Texas Rising recommendation. We are LOVING it! When I needed to distract Louis Dean from all the flood and wet conditions here at home - I set him down in front of the TV and played the ones I had recorded. It did the trcik. He relaxed and was fully absorbed in watching the programs!

Mildred said...

I would love to have some syrup this a.m. and a stack of pancakes! Love that big pot. I enjoyed all of these photos very much.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, the potty is different. I imagine that pot would make a lot of syrup. And I like the views of the shoes and boots. Wonderful images! Enjoy your Monday and have a happy week ahead!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the footwear shots. Anything that has to do with medicine and the Civil War makes me shudder. We visited the Museum Of Civil War Medicine in Frederic, Maryland.

SweetMarie said...

My mom tells me how she and her brothers ate molasses on a lot of foods. I don't think I remembered that about mosquitoes, thanks! Very interesting post! Great photos!

Kathy said...

What a stylish bathroom fixture! Loved the early-day inhaler. Breathing steam from boiling hot water has unplugged many stuffy noses!

Madi and Mom said...

I LOVE THE ARCHWAYS IN THAT FIRST PHOTO!! AND OMCs that is one shiny wooden potty!!!
hugs madi and mom

Ann Thompson said...

Interesting about mosquitoes. I didn't fly that high. Officers had all the luxuries didn't they :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, so that's a pot for boiling sugar cane? Fascinating! Is it made of copper?

Montanagirl said...

Impressive looking port-a-potty!!

What Karen Sees said...

Such an awesome series. So interesting to see places and events through your camera that are sooooo different from what I'm seeing through my camera.... especially where my camera was on my last post! haha And yes, the officer's potty is top notch!

TexWisGirl said...

like that shot of the boots and legs!

quite the pretty pot. :) mosquitoes don't fly that high?

Rebecca said...

This is interesting. That inhaler, oh my, I am so thankful for my modern meds. And I learned something new about mosquitos...interesting.

carolann said...

All is very interesting. Thank you for the literature and the pictures were awesome.

So now I will have to have a hanger to the sky for the misquotes we all have here.


You have a great day Sandra. We are all wearing our snuggies to-day.

Is it cold. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Rose said...


That portable potty looks like a fine piece of furniture...

pattisjarrett said...

Thanks for letting us tag along!
I didn't remember if you've done Five Photos, Five Stories, so I nominated you today to join in the fun since you have TONS of great photos and stories to go with them. Here's the link:
https://pattisjarrett.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/five-photos-five-stories-day-three/

Gail said...

wonderful facts.

We had an inhaler...boiling water in a pot and a towel over us while we breathed in the steam.

Betty Manousos said...

what a wonderful and interesting post, sandra! i love that potty. and i totally enjoyed all of these photos.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very nice photo and interesting items. Didn't know that about mosquitoes!