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Celebrating Labor Day Pioneer Style

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Families came out to enjoy the long holiday weekend in old-time style at Pioneer Village's annual Labor Day celebration in Long Grove, Iowa. 

Music, food, games and crafts from the pioneer days were all on display to teach kids how people lived long ago. Admission to the event also included an extra dose of history: admission to the Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead.

"We saw the old school house and the gun shows, and we got some ice cream at the ice cream shop, and I just made a rope," said visitor Hannah Happ.

"What's unique about it is that you can come here and unplug," Pioneer Village site coordinator Deborah Leistikow said. "Everything that we do is without electronics mostly, so I think that's different for kids just to be outside and learn old games."

The celebration continues through Monday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids ages five to 12.


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