On the Trail of Old Pequannoc

By Christopher Lotito

Family friendly and fast to play, you'll learn
what everyday life was like in Old Pequannoc!
Wagons East!  The Pequannock Historic District Commission will provide a new game for young and old alike to play at the 2013 Memorial Day Parade this year.  The name of the game is "The Pequannoc Trail," a historic simulation based loosely on "The Oregon Trail" classic computer game, which can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

The Pequannoc Trail is not electronic, but available as a walkthrough simulation in Friendship Hall.  The game itself takes place in 1887 and in it, you choose 1 of 4 historically inspired characters from that time period and get to experience a "week in the life" in 1887 Pequannock with 3 major events occurring.

Players will on no account be encouraged to memorize any facts or figures, but instead to gain a greater understanding of the post-Civil War / "Victorian" Era of Pequannock history as it were.  

Play as a black Civil War Vet, the Constable, a Native
American, or the refined Authoress!
What was medicine like at the time?
What forms of entertainment existed?
What was crime, punishment, and the law like?

Make it through and you just might be inspired to read the 1880's hit, "The Chronic Argonauts," a lost to history predecessor to H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine."  You might even want to listen to some 1880's music, like versions of "In the Pines" that weren't recorded by Kurt Cobain, who knows?

Stop by our display, during or immediately after the parade, for this FREE family friendly event and see how you might have survived a week in the life on the Pequannoc Trail!

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