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Ft. Stanwix looking for a few good men and women

By GARY LIBERATORE

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome is preparing for its busy season from April through November, and on Sunday, Park Rangers began to train this season's volunteers to make the experience for visitors as authentic as possible.
 
A group of seven volunteers were given instruction on Sunday on how to fire a musket.
 
A musket is a firearm used during the Revolutionary War.
 
Fort Stanwix Park Ranger Kelly Roman says this is just one session of training.  She says sessions will be given each of the next four weekends, so if you are interested in volunteering at Fort Stanwix this season, you have plenty of time, "If you're interested, come on down, we'd be happy to have you."
 
Park Ranger William Sawyer says he seems to learn new things each year himself about the Fort and that time period, and he says he appreciates this large piece of history we have in our own backyard, "It impresses me more and more every year when I think about what happened here."
 
Sawyer say the site usually has around 30 volunteers each year, but are hoping to increase that number this season.
 

The Fort Stanwix National Monument is located at 112 E. Park St. in Rome.  For information on volunteering, call 315-338-7730. 

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