By Miriam Raftery
February 21, 2018 (Santa Ysabel) – You’re invited to step back in time and enjoy an authentic 1805-1840s Rocky Mountain fur trader’s encampment March 9-18 at the Mataguay Scout Reservation in Santa Ysabel. Visit part of our historic past by attending a fun, educational and exciting mountain man rendezvous.
Demonstrations of primitive survival skills such as cooking, tool making, tomahawk throwing, archery and black powder target shooting make this event an unforgettable experience for young and old alike.
The group is based on the Mountain Man era of America by participating in pre-1840 living history. As a living history organization, the group and its members are involved in teaching, learning, experiencing, living and enjoying the activities associated with the fur trade of the early 1800’s.
This event is enjoyed annually by hundreds of fellow buckskinners & traders who travel from throughout the Western U.S. to carry on this very important part of history. Primitive and modern camping available on the site.
Day visitors and period campers are welcome. The cost is $20 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and over and free for children under 12.
To register and get more information, click here for the flyer/application or call Jim Frassett at (424) 212-1955.