Blast From The Past 

To kick off the holiday weekend, some folks decided to get transported back to the 18-hundreds.And they had a blast while doing so.The Friends of Fort Knox sponsored a Civil War cannon firing, featuring the 6th Maine Battery Civil War re-enactors.The cannon is a full-scale replica of a Parrot Cannon used extensively during the Civil War.It produces extremely loud blasts, but organizers, like Leon Seymour, say folks love the experience. “You can hear that cannon for miles, so you can imagine what a battlefield in the civil war would have been like with 60 cannons. It must have been a thunderous experience.”A doctor was also on hand for a medical demonstration, acting as a doctor in the Civil War complete with models of Civil War era equipment.