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March 21, 2013

Celebrating Old West traders

Ada —  

In the years before the Civil War, fur traders, trappers and Indians would get together for a weekend,  mixing business with pleasure.

Traders traveled to a camp and waited for trappers and Indians to arrive with beaver pelts, which could be traded for manufactured products from the East Coast. When the trading ended, participants settled down for a weekend of storytelling, target shooting, gambling and socializing.

The fur traders’ heyday is long gone, but visitors to Fort Washita’s annual rendezvous can experience that era for themselves.

The 2013 Fort Washita Rendezvous will take place from April 3 through 7 at the fort, located 15 miles northwest of Durant. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 through 6 and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 7.

The four-day event offers visitors a glimpse of everyday life in the Old West, portrayed by re-enactors dressed in period clothing. The list of activities includes blacksmithing demonstrations, a soapmaking exhibition and educational stations.

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