Source: The Daily Union

Horseplay: Mounted color guard performs at historic site open house

August 17, 2013

Visitors to the Spring Valley Historic Site took a step back in time Saturday afternoon, enjoying expanded educational interactions with historical characters and displays.

The event, which was sponsored by the Geary County Historical Society, allowed people a close-up view of daily life when the area was first settled in the mid-1800s.

Volunteers from the Historical Society showed off their knowledge, guiding people through the siteís buildings and performing activities common in those days.

But the real attraction was the Commanding Generalís Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley, which held two horseback riding performances.

Riders put their skills to the test, performing complex maneuvers and shooting at balloon targets.

Members of the color guard wore uniforms and used weapons from the 1800s time period.