Category Archives: Events

2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous

Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL.  We had a good time in spite of the ticks.  We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading

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Fort Uncompahgre

May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO.  The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts.  It was in operation from 1828 -1844.  I ran the blacksmith shop … Continue reading

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2013 AMM Nationals

June 27 – July 7, 2013,  I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade.   I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin.     We had … Continue reading

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A Tough Target

At the Western Territorials in Kansas they presented a couple of tough targets: I have recreated the targets from the feathers I shot.  Distance was about 15 yards.  Cut the two feathers where they cross and cut the single feather … Continue reading

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Solo Camp

Requirement #3 states “Must have spent an accumulative time of two or more weeks in the wilderness under primitive conditions in the company of no more than one other member. Each stay must be at least three full days and … Continue reading

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AMM Western Territorials 2012

Recently I spent a week at the AMM Western Territorials near Canton, KS.  I had a great time meeting new brothers, shooting, camping, cooking, learning and butchering a buffalo.    We had colleges in horse packing, sign language, trekking gear for … Continue reading

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Bent’s Fort Christmas Celebration

We had a great time at Bent’s this Christmas.  I worked the carpenter’s shop during the day and stood guard duty on the front gate at night.  We had some weather Friday night and Saturday, then it cleared off to … Continue reading

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Bent’s Fort

Sept 17-18, 2011 I spent at Bent’s Old Fort recreating the life of a Fort carpenter.  It was a wonderful weekend.  We interacted with well over 1000 guests during the course of Saturday and Sunday.  I hope this is the … Continue reading

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Coalition of Historical Trekkers 2011 Annual Gathering

April 13-17, 2011 I attended the CoHT Annual Gathering at Fort Osage near Sibley, Missouri.  I was joined by some of my close friends for the event.  We had a great time!  The weather was less than ideal and the … Continue reading

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