Sunday, July 7, 2013

First Annual Waterford Days 2013

Waterford, PA has an incredible history and the community never misses an opportunity to celebrate its past. Waterford Days includes everything you would expect, such as guided walking tours, carriage rides, an encampment of military re-enactors, music, games, and more food than you can shake a stick at. The event runs July 19-21, 2013 and takes place in the main park near the center of town on Route 19 and Route 97 in Erie County, PA.

What's so great about Waterford?
*Future president George Washington carried a message to Fort Le Boeuf in 1753 from the Governor of Virginia.
*Munitions for Perry's fleet were brought to Waterford and then taken to Erie for use in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
*General LaFayette, who served in the Revolutionary War, visited Waterford in 1825.
*The Eagle Hotel, built in 1826, still stands.
*General Strong Vincent was born in Waterford in 1837.
*General Zachary Taylor visited Waterford just prior to becoming the 12th President of the U.S.

Want to learn more about Waterford Days? Here is a complete schedule of events.

Read more fun and fascinating facts about Erie, Pennsylvania at: Old Time Erie

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