June 3, 2010
The 154th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack will be celebrated Saturday east of Baldwin City. For the first time ever, there will be reenactments of the pre-Civil War battle.
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Around 50 times a year Thom Weik, Lawrence resident, steps outside his normal life in the 21st century and travels back 150 years to the time of the Civil War. Weik is a six-year veteran to Civil War re-enactments who travels all over the country to be a part of what he calls “living history.”