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Gold Rush Days Saturday, Sunday

Jul 8, 2016 - From wire reports

South Pass City State Historic Site hosts the Gold Rush Days this Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Site superintendent Joe Ellis said the Gold Rush Days "celebrates life in a western gold camp."

Live music in the saloons, billiards, anvil blasting and historical re-enactments are among the activities to keep visitors entertained, in addition to the usual South Pass City buildings, trails and exhibits.

Gold Rush Days also features a "vintage base ball" tournament played with turn-of-the-century uniforms, equipment and rules.

Also scheduled are gold panning, arrastra (mill), and printing press demonstrations, plus an open house and tours of the Carissa mine and mill.

Admission is $5 for adults $2 for children age 10 and under.

South Pass City State Historic Site is located 57 miles southwest of Riverton off Wyoming Highway 789/U.S. Highway 28. Call307-332-3684for more information.

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