1817 Keelboat comes to Dothan

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- The impact of hurricane Michael continues to linger.

A historical reenactment usually held in Chattahoochee, Florida has been moved to Dothan’s Landmark Park this weekend.

An 1817 Keelboat replica floated down the Chattahoochee River Friday just as the original did during the Scott Seminole War battle more than 200 years ago.

Reenactments will be held Saturday and Sunday at Landmark Park along with living history encampments of both Native Americans and settlers.

One settler reenactor Darrell Hager,says he's been doing this for 41 years.

He believes it’s important that kids know the history.

“In Europe, they lived in villages and they'll go out and work farms, and they all stayed and huddled together out here. They went out on their own and took over and made their farms out. And it’s just important that they learn what that spirit was and what it meant. "

The Seminole war battle reenactment will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 3PM at Landmark Park

Donations to repair the damage in Chattahoochee Florida will be collected.

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