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Washington Crossing reenactors row through fog, mist

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Neither rain nor fog prevented reenactors from traversing the Delaware River at Washington’s Crossing on Sunday, the first of two planned crossings.

The second takes place on Christmas Day to commemorate General George Washington’s famous 1776 trip across the icy river, which led to the following day’s attack on British troops at the Battle of Trenton, a pivotal Revolutionary War victory for the colonists.

Sunday’s reenactment involved hundreds of participants in Continental military dress. Before and after the crossing, attendees could watch period demonstrations, play colonial-era games and browse the wares crafters who work in 18th century style.


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