The local people depend on this money for their winters, which are hard in this area, to survive.
What happened to the days of 1,000 re-enactors and 2,500 spectators that did impact the economy in a positive way? I will tell you what happened, Beth Hill happened. Apparently, she did not care for the living history (which was period and historically correct) we portrayed. This year she decided she would pick the re-enactors who came to the events. We had to submit an application and picture and had to be chosen to attend, along with ridiculous regulations some of which were not historically correct that had to be followed. My unit and sister units would not stand for this. We are a tight group that have been together for many years and pride ourselves on being historically correct and spend a large amount of money to make sure of this.
Let’s see how many people come for the September re-enactment. Ms. Hill and Mr. Lillie are bad for the local economy and the town of Ticonderoga.
Jeanette Siatkowski, Tannersville