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19th Century Pioneer shows people how life was like in the past

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MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. (WGEM) -

People were able to see what life was really like before the U.S. Civil War today at Mark Twain Lake.

Whether it be guns, arrows or a tent, Joe Hummerg reenacts how pioneers lived in the 19th century.

Hummerg said people need to come out to these events because this part of history is important.

"I think people are not interested in it because they can't visualize what it's about. And that's what we're here for. We're here to set up a camp and bring out all the knives and the weapons they used and really explain to them how it was," said Hummerg. 

Mark Twain Lake Officials said over the weekend about 400 people came to see Hummerg and learn about the history.

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