Last week, we covered a Civil War reenacting fringe group, now we travel to a "fringe period", the Spanish-American War. In looking at the groups and period as a whole, it seems that interest is growing fast. The Spanish American War Centennial Website has almost everything you need to know about SpanAm reenacting, overlooking the fact the SpanAm centennial has come and gone. Although the site is simple and a little too linked on the home page to navigate quickly on the first visit, it has tons of information on reenacting. In many ways, it reminds me of the Great War Association, which is the umbrella to WW1 reenacting in the eastern US.
The groups referred on the site seem to offer alot of authenticity, and amazingly, the Spanish reenactors have a sizable representation. To the left is a picture of a formation of the SpanAm group, The Boys and Girls of '98. I gather that the groups within the Spanish American Centennial site are still active and living history-heavy. Another interesting SpanAm group is the Living History Crew of the USFS Olympia. According to their page, they're currently very active.