Hardin-Simmons hosts annual Western Heritage Days

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Texas history was revived on the Hardin-Simmons University campus Thursday at their annual Western Heritage Days.

Children from area schools came out to experience what life was like in the old west, where they took pictures in a chuck wagon, learned to rope cows, and handled animals at the petting zoo.

The event helps people of all ages get a taste of what life was like on the trail.

“It’s very important for us to remember our history and where we came from. The ranching industry is very important in the founding of Hardin-Simmons,” says George Newman, Chairman of Board of Trustees.

“Getting to learn and help at the same time just makes it even better,” volunteer Halle Bruntmyer says.

About 5,000 children were expected to come through the event.

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