Area seventh and eighth graders from numerous schools around the region had a day of learning about history and life during the pioneer days at the Fort Totten State Historic Site on Monday, Sept. 11.

Area seventh and eighth graders from numerous schools around the region had a day of learning about history and life during the pioneer days at the Fort Totten State Historic Site on Monday, Sept. 11.

A cavalry sergeant, in uniform, barked out commands and one group marched in formation on Cavalry Square. Another group watched a pioneer woman washing clothes, the way it used to be done. Another group watched a carpenter and wood carver working with his hand tools making wooden boxes.

There were a dozen or more stations manned by re-enacters cooking on the campfire, spinning wool, blacksmithing and much more. When the horn sounded, each group switched to the next station.