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Experience Living History Day at Big Oak Tree State Park Sept. 13

September 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 2 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release:

Guests can step back in time and enjoy Living History Day on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Big Oak Tree State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Rope making, basket weaving, flint knapping and making canvas floor cloths will be among the demonstrations of old time skills on display. The exhibits of the Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center will also be featured. Guests can bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music played by "Bluegrass Revival". Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 15 miles south of East Prairie on Highway 102. For more information about the event, contact Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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