Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
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Jim Keller, Robinson, IL. I have been reenacting since about the age of 20 when I was with a local group of Civil War reenactors. I've always been a gun enthusiast and have been going to the NMLRA shoots for years. Later I got involved in Revolutionary War and French & Indian also -- seems I've been fighting with and against everyone. Recently I have been getting involved in building flintlock rifles and powder horns and have been the president of our local 1812 Fort LaMotte Rangers for the past few years. Hope you will all come and enjoy our Ft. LaMotte Days this April 15-17, 2011 in Palestine, IL, our third annual event -- we draw a good crowd of vendors and participants -- check us out at fortlamotte.com