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Fort Washita Will Be "Brought Back to Life" This Weekend

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BRYAN COUNTY--The fire that destroyed part of a national landmark in Oklahoma has inspired reenactors to bring it back to life.

The Sherman Sons of Confederate Veterans and volunteers are raising money for Fort Washita. 

reenactors from all over the country have gathered at the site to perform. They're camping at the site all weekend with authentic civil war gear and holding reenactment shows. 

"The tragedy is awful for us--all the reenactments not just from Texas where I'm from, but Oklahoma and Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri--they all come here," Terry Phillips, Sons of the Confederate Veterans member. "This is the only fort that we have available with the barracks that they had. 

"It's like a loss of a member of the family," Kenneth King said, Sons of the Confederate Veterans member. "It's just been such an important thing in our lives--because whenever my kids were younger we were probably here two weekends a month.

Visitors and donations are welcome Saturday and Sunday at Fort Washita.

Jen French, KTEN News