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July 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

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Colonial encampment in Rochester


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Stephen Pierce, the encampment's coordinator, aims as his flint catches and sets his powder alight during a friendly shooting competition Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Northwest Colonial Reenactor's Association's 12th annual Colonial Encampment in Rochester, Wash. While most participants got off one or two rounds a minute, a trained musketman could fire up to four. Thursday's group of about 30 came from all over western Washington in pre-1840s traditional wear to spend the week living as colonial Americans would. While there, attendees take part in activities like canoe rides, arrowhead making, musket shooting, surveying courses, teatime and an annual end-of-the-week potluck. The encampment continues until Saturday evening.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mark Curtis, Linda Curtis and Hilda Tjoelker laugh with friends as they enjoy an adult teatime.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Traditional children's toys lay on a straw mat at camp.

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