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Updated: 04/16/2014 08:00:01AM

Good Ol’ Days

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PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

“Buffalo Soldiers” First Sgt. John Russell and Cpl. Arthur Battles Saturday shared the history of the African American soldiers in the U.S. Army dating from the Civil War to the Spanish American War as part of the Good Ol' Days Festival at Homeland Heritage Park.

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Jack Lowe shows off his whittling skills to onlookers at Saturday's Good Ol' Days Festival in Homeland.

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Dixie Stanley, 8, and Rodeo Rodgers, 6, try their hands at some toys children used to make at the in the Good Ol' Days at Homeland Heritage Park in Homeland Saturday.

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Weaving was a fact of life for pioneer women in early Florida as demonstrated by Sharlyn Locke of Winter Haven during Saturday's Good Ol' Days Festival in Homeland.

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Robert Hoskins, 11, dances with Garrett Wood, 3, at the Good Ol' Days festival in Homeland Saturday as the Flatland Bluegrass Band plays in the background.

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The paper that was in his mouth can be seen from Anthony Stanton's chest after he hit it with the whip Saturday at the Good Ol' Days festival in Homeland. Whipping for 16 years the Mulberry native got out on the grass every 20 minutes or so and put a show at the Good Ol' Days festival, even playing music with the sounds of the whips.

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Larry McDougal who says he never cracked a whip (sort of, he added) tried his hand Saturday at the Good Ol' Days festival at Homeland Heritage Park.

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Al's second eyelid opens Satuday at the Good Ol' Days festival in Homeland. Creaton Critters Ministry set up a reptile and animal display in the church.

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Kadin Harpe, 11, looks at the Leopard gecko Saturday at the Good Ol' Days festival in Homeland. The gecko is being held by Ron Yeater, the owner of Creation Critters Ministry of Polk City who set up a display in the church at Heritage Park.

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Margaret Smart and Ken Green talk Saturday at the Good Ol' Days festival Saturday. They were in the building where the Victorian Tea was held.

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Bartowan Cliff Lewis shared the history of the L.B. Brown House with Good Ol' Days Festival goers on Saturday at Homeland Heritage Park. The house in front of him was made by Lewis' intern Deryl E. Jones when he was in the fourth grade. He is now in the 11th grade.

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