Residents got a chance to see how people in the pioneer days lived

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — Visitors at the Boone County Conversation District stepped back in time to the 1800s for the Autumn Pioneer Festival.

Volunteers dressed in traditional clothes and showed how people caught and cooked food, made clothes and even what games they played during the living history event.

The fest draws people from all over the Stateline to see what life was like in Northern Illinois for their ancestors.

“When the public comes out they get to interact with all these different demonstrators that have a great deal of history and back ground with all the things that relate to that time period,” said Executive Director of the Boone County Conservation District, Dan Kane. “They can see things happening that you wouldn’t see in normal everyday life today.”

This is the Fall Pioneer Festival’s 38th year.

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