Waterford Days showcases the entire community and includes entertainments, crafts for sale, and great food. The event takes place in downtown Waterford in the Waterford Borough Gazebo and Ball Parks.
In The Park Where Frank The Horse Lives On
You may remember Roy Roger's horse, Trigger. But do you know about Frank? In 1852, Frank was born and grew into a strong dappled-grey. He became Colonel Colt’s horse during the Civil War and acquitted himself well in battle. Frank returned home regarded by many as a true war hero, and was given free run of Waterford until his death.
Frank loved martial music and pageantry. He died at the age of 35 on July 4, 1887 from shock caused by cannon firing during the local Independence Day festivities.
Many in the community were so proud of Frank that they buried him standing, wrapped in a flag with prayers and full military honors in the East Park, although the funeral did cause some grumbling and dissension.
Over the years, Frank’s deeds were lost to time. The Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society has revived the memory of Frank, and we celebrate his heroics and a community that would make a horse a hero.
We'll play a song in memory of Frank and the other heroes in our lives. Join us in our toast, and enjoy great music and a fun festival.