Ron Wilson, known as the “Cowboy Poet Lariat,” a play on words of “poet laureate,” celebrates 8-year-old Malachi Lehmann’s throw of a lasso while teaching him and his sister, 4-year-old Penelope Lehmann, the skill during the First City History Festival April 30 at Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. Photo by Charlotte Richter/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
American Frontier Production’s historic reenactors Mark Childress and Justin Rother attempt to lasso each other’s feet in a round of “Cowboy Jousting” during the First City History Festival April 30 at Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. Photo by Charlotte Richter/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Ten-year old Peter Heath learns how to play marbles during the First City History Festival April 30 at Haymarket Square in Leavenworth. Elementary and middle school-age children were invited to participate in a marble tournament during the festival. Photo by Raymond Benitez-Santana/Special to the Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Bert and Vickie Hull talk with Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum Executive Director Edna Wagner about Buffalo Soldier memorabilia and RACC services during the First City History Festival April 30 at Haymarket Square. Area organizations, including the Frontier Army Museum, had informational tables with memorabilia and reproductions of artifacts on display during the event. Photo by Charlotte Richter/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
American Frontier Production actor Chuck Phillips portrays the town fool, checking on outlaws after they were gunned down in a duel during a performance at the First City History Festival April 30 at Haymarket Square. The group performed three times during the festival. Photo by Charlotte Richter/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
The Lang Brothers — Leon, Don and Leo Lang — sing as part of the 1950s-themed live performances at the First City History Festival April 29 at Haymarket Square. Photo by Charlotte Richter/Fort Leavenworth Lamp

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