Frontier Days to explore 'How the West Was Fun'

Monday, January 22, 2001

The Frontier Days central steering committee has announced the 2001 Frontier Days theme as "How the West was Fun."

This year's Frontier Days celebration will be held on June 1-3 in Fort Dodge. Frontier Days entertainers and activities will center on the old west and will be an all out western affair. The central steering committee is committed to making this year's Frontier Days larger with more entertainment and fun than ever before.

Frontier Days will feature several activities celebrating the life of Fort Dodge native William Tilghman, who was perhaps one of the greatest lawmen of the old west. Tilghman's father was stationed at the original fort in 1850 in what is now known as Fort Dodge. To honor Tilghman, the Fort Museum is putting an exhibit together in his name that will be open for Frontier Days. "Miss Fay's Touring Historical Marionette Theater" from Chandler, Okla. will also give a program featuring the story of Tilghman. Not only will visitors enjoy an old time marionette show, but once a day, kids can participate in a puppet making workshop.

For more information on these activities and how to register, contact the Fort Museum at 515-573-4231.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/18 Pilot Tribune.