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Event Caps Year-Long 250th Anniversary Celebration

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HADDONFIELD, N.J. (Sept. 21, 2000) -- Proceeded by a contingent of musket-carrying "Life Guards," George Washington rode a carriage down King's Highway to the front steps of the Indian King Tavern Museum.

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Impersonated by historical actor, William Sommerfield, Washington described how, when he was a boy, his father ran a Virginia iron mine that shipped its output to England. "Later in life," he told the crowd, "I wondered if perhaps the English were shooting my father's cannon balls back at me."

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"Every young Virginia lad had to learn how to dance," the General explained. "It was how we learned civility." He did a brief minuet with Cory Kram, 11, of Tatum School (left). Jarret Novak, 6, of the Elizabeth Haddon school (right) received a lesson in swordsmanship.

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Adding to the sense of the event's authenticity were the Indian King's many costumed docents (left). On the back porch (right), visitors were given a demonstration in Colonial cooking by local school students and Ann Kram, a member of the Haddonfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

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