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Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate African American Heritage Month at Fort Verde State Historic Park on February 15

(Phoenix, Arizona - January 30, 2014) - Join the Buffalo Soldiers, as they provide living history presentations at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The event is Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your special someone or all of your loved ones to Fort Verde State Historic Park and learn about history with the Buffalo Soldiers and the Buffalo Soldiers of America Motorcycle Club. There will also be flag raising and lowering ceremonies, an 1880s period church service and presentations about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.

At Fort Verde, the Buffalo Soldiers will be dressed in period replica uniforms and equipment issued by the United States Army during the 1870s Indian War period. The first Buffalo Soldiers troop serving at Fort Verde was Troop I, 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers. It was organized in 1866 and came to Fort Verde in 1885, following a distinguished record of military service during the Indian Wars of the Western frontier.

For more information about the activities at Fort Verde State Historic Park call (928) 567-3275. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located in downtown Camp Verde, Arizona. Take I-17, Turn Right onto Hwy 260 (east), Turn left onto Finnie Flat Road, which becomes Main St, Turn left onto Holloman St. to 125 E. Holloman St. Main entrance is two blocks on the right side.

Park Entrance Fee is $5 per person for children and adults aged 14 & up. Youths aged 7 to 13 years of age will be charged $2 per person. There is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. Learn more about our new Veteran Discount Program at

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