Back from the dead!!! OK -think of this thread as "The Walking Dead: Civil War Edition." And pat me on the back - I actually used the search function I make fun of so often rather than start a new thread. (Of course I had to search through 11 pages of threads, but that's another topic.) So, my reason for this. Craig: You started this thread with the musing that this might be the beginning of the renewal of interest in Civil War reenacting 3 1/2 years ago. Last week in another thread, you and I both agreed that there has been on revival, and the hobby is evolving into something different. Why didn't the 150th cycle raise interest levels? It's more than "the economy, stupid." I think it's more complicated than that. Changing ideas about recreation, mainstreaming of reenacting, niche-marketing of reenacting, changing views on the Civil War, aging of the baby-boomer segment of the population. I see all of these as participating in the status quo. What do you all see?
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