NEW ULM, Minn. – Roman soldiers will march on New Ulm this fall, and it’s a good bet it won’t turn out well for them.
About two dozen re-enactors from Chicago will participate in a three-day celebration of Hermann the German, who led troops that drove the Romans out of north central Europe in 9 A.D.
A statue of Hermann towers over the south-central Minnesota town. The celebration is set for Sept. 18-20 in Hermann Heights Park.
Event organizer John Makepeace says the challenge now is to find enough local make-believers to carry out the mock battle that will ensue after the Romans arrive.
Makepeace says the outcome is already settled. “Yes,” he says with a chuckle, “the Romans take a big hit on this one.”
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